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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
VCU School of Engineering Foundation
VCU School of Engineering
601 West Main Street
P.O. Box 843068
Richmond, Virginia 23284