Join us on Dec. 5, 2023

The Senior Design Conference celebrates with pride the dedication, perseverance, and excellence of our students. You are invited to attend our students’ presentations to learn about their work and the exciting things they have accomplished. What you will see are the results of our thriving Broncos—designing, building and testing.


Student Presentations

Descriptions for current and previous projects are available by department. Please note that while most departments present projects each fall and spring, the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering only presents projects in the spring.


  • Bergman, Blaine, Soto

    Three Western students collaborated on a project for the Senior Engineering Design Conference that is being used as a teaching aid that helps students learn cybersecurity principles.

  • Brett Johnson, Maddy Landry, Sarah Johnson, Victoria Powe, Decker Hains

    For civil engineering students Sarah Johnson, Victoria Powe and Maddy Landry working with a team representing the Veterans Memorial Park in Colon, Michigan, to redesign the park to meet the vision of its stakeholders was impactful both professionally and personally. “It is such a rewarding experience to be able to bring their project to life, especially since it holds such great community value," says Powe.

Senior Design Memories

Share your favorite senior design memories with current and future students and alumni.

The Senior Design Conference at Western Michigan University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences showcases the work of students from all disciplines. It is an opportunity for them to share fresh perspectives and develop new systems.

As students graduate into an industrial era of smart and sustainable systems, they must address the future needs of industry through a lens of innovative engineering. This Senior Design Conference is an important step in the development of the future of engineering—testing knowledge and skills in a real-world setting and completing projects for industry sponsors, the regional community, and our own campus.   

This event would not be possible without the contributions of our faculty, staff, and industry sponsors. We hope you enjoy this event and will discover something new from our students.

You can view the presentations and project information from previous semesters using the program links at the left.