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Industry Partner Sponsorship Information
Thank you for your interest in sponsorship of the Department of Mechanical Engineering ME481 Senior Capstone Experience!
Founded by Mechanical Engineering and expanded to the rest of the College of Engineering, Engineering Design Day provides student teams a chance to show off their design projects.
Mechanical engineering student teams participate as part of many ME courses including Freshman Introduction to Engineering, Mechanical Design, Mechatronics, Heat Transfer and Capstone Design. Graduating seniors are the highlight of the day’s events as they get a chance to present their capstone design projects and interact with over 35 industrial sponsors that sponsor them.
Senior capstone design projects are a required part of every College of Engineering curriculum and combine engineering theory and practice. Teams of seniors Design solutions to industrial problems, Build prototypes of their designs and Test their prototypes against the needs of their industrial sponsor. Every semester, our parners also sponsor a limited number of humanitarian and educational projects. Real problems presented by real customers with real needs strengthen the connection of Michigan State University Mechanical Engineering students with their community and their profession.
Design Day also provides middle school students from all over Michigan with the opportunity to engage in activities incorporating "hands-on" learning as part of the Dart Foundation's Day of Engineering Innovation and Creativity. These activities introduce young student to the engineering profession and the real engineering challenges that make engineering a rewarding career. Dart Foundation's Day of Engineering is designed to interest middle school students in the technical knowledge and skills, teach engineering problem solving, and interest these young students in a future engineering career.
Design Day provides Mechanical Engineering students with opportunities to challenge themselves technically and prepare for a successful mechanical engineering career.
For even more information, you can send email to the ME481 Capstone Design Coordinator