Student holding solar panel in Floyd Hall lab

Senior Engineering Design Conference

Join us virtually or in-person on December 6.

The Senior Design Conference celebrates with pride the dedication, perseverance, and excellence of our students. You are invited to attend our students’ presentations—virtually or in-person—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. 
The next Senior Engineering Design Conference will be held on December 6, 2022.

Previous Presentations

Videos for many of the sessions from fall 2021 and spring 2022 are now available. Check each area for project descriptions or videos.

“As a student, I didn’t quite realize how unique Western’s approach to the senior design program actually is. As an industry practitioner, this is not only a great way to recruit future employees, but it is an incredible opportunity to help shape the minds of incoming professionals. Pushing the students to see the why in what they’re doing is helpful to getting them started in a career they will truly find rewarding.” —Dustin Black, B.S.'16, who supported the spring conference through his role in the Michigan Department of Transportation.


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.