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Senior Design Expo



The Senior Design Expo allows undergraduate engineering students to share capstone senior projects with the greater Richmond community and to increase the awareness of the engineering profession among middle and high school students. Held in April, the annual event offers senior design teams the opportunity to display and demonstrate their prototypes, which are the culmination of eight months of effort. On average, between 35 and 40 student teams participate in the Senior Design Expo, which has become a signature event for the School of Engineering and VCU. The event is free and open to the public.

Groups from middle and high schools are encouraged to attend the expo. Please contact Rachel Wasilewski, senior student recruiter, for more information about scheduling a field trip to attend the expo.

Directions and Parking

Round trip transportation from VCU bus service will be available 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every 30 minutes between the School of Engineering East Hall, 401 West Main and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Street (drop-off parking circle) and the Virginia Science Museum. Look here for directions and parking information.

Corporate Sponsorship

One of the challenges that students face is securing funding for their projects. Many of these projects require students to purchase materials, equipment and other items that are costly but necessary. Supplemental private funding is needed to defray the cost of materials for student projects so that their investigations are not constrained by material expenses.Corporate gifts off-set student project expenses and provide support for promoting this important event. Corporate sponsorships are available at several levels:

  • $25,000 – Platinum
  • $10,000 – Gold
  • $5,000 – Silver
  • $2,500 – Bronze
  • $1,000 – Sponsor

In-kind donations of materials and supplies are also greatly appreciated.

All corporate and individual donors will be recognized on posters located throughout the Expo and in the printed program and published on all web-based communications.

To donate toward a specific project please contact

2013 Corporate Sponsors

The generous support of these donors to the VCU Senior Design Expo and the School of Engineering Annual Fund made this event possible.

C. Kenneth & Dianne Wright Foundation
  • Commonwealth Foundations
  • Cutchins Family Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Mark A. Sternheimer, Sr.
Massey Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Norwood H. Davis, Jr.
The Pauley Family Foundation

Contact Information

VCU School of Engineering Foundation
Phone: 804-828-2909

Mailing Address:
VCU School of Engineering
601 West Main Street
P.O. Box 843068
Richmond, Virginia 23284

Links to Articles

Innovation and Engineering in Action at VCU’s Engineering Senior Design Expo


VCU Senior Design Expo 2013 – Science Matters