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Senior Design

Engineering Senior Design Competition

Semi-annual event showcases students' best work

Next scheduled event:
Friday, December 15, 2017
9 - 11:30 a.m.
North Classroom Atrium | Auraria Campus

What is it?

In their final year of engineering curriculum, students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science take a Senior Design class that provides an important design experience that is the culmination of the knowledge and skills they have learned. It is the first time in the curriculum that engineering students formally learn about such things as solving a problem for someone else, design tradeoffs, cost and budgeting, documentation of process and product, scheduling tasks with lead time, and experiencing all sorts of human factors involved in teamwork. Each semester the college holds a competition where industry judges select top projects and teams for recognition. Everyone is invited to attend and to see the amazing work of our students.

Spring 2017 Winners

Overall: EnergyLynx: Offshore Wind/Water Turbine

Bioengineering:Rapid Additive Biofabrication with Two Independent Materials via Extrusion-Based 3D Bioprinter

Civil Engineering: Denver Model Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Approach Team

Computer Science: MIDAS: Open API for Capacitive Touch Identification and Authentication

    Electrical Engineering: Redundant RF Communication System

    Mechanical Engineering:Team Epiphany: CU Denver NASA Rover Challenge Team

    Multidisciplinary: Lynx Motorsports Formula SAE


     Previous Competition Results


     Fall 2016

    Overall: Sun Trackers

    Civil Engineering: Lakewood Gulch Channel Restoration

    Computer Science: Groute

    Electrical Engineering: Radiation Reduction for Fluoroscopy Procedures

    Mechanical Engineering: Energy Lynx

    Multidisciplinary: Lynx Motorsports Formula SAE


     Spring 2016

     ​Fall 2015

     Spring 2015

     Fall 2014

    Overall winner (tie): Micro Hydro Generator (Electrical Engineering) and The Locksmith Team​​ (Computer Science and Engineering)​

    Department winners:

    Computer Science and Engineering: ECM Atlas
    Electrical Engineering: Fundamental Servo Controller
    Mechanical Engineering: CU Denver Motorsports Formula SAE

     Spring 2014


     Fall 2013

    Overall best project: Remote Emergency Biometric System

    Best departmental projects:


     Spring 2013

    Overall best project: TheraGO: Motor-Assisted Therapeutic Tricycle

    Best Departmental Projects:


     Fall 2012

    ​Overall best project: TheraGO​

    Best Departmental Projects:

    Read the fall 2012 competition recap from CU Denver University communications.


     Spring 2012

    Overall Best Project: The Upcyclatron, mechanical engineering

    Best Departmental Projects: