Student Design And Research

 

What Is Student Design and Research?

Project-based learning through hands-on projects gives students a substantial understanding of their field and helps them acquire highly sought-after workplace skills like collaboration, communication and complex problem-solving.

During their senior year, students from the college of engineering and science participate in a capstone project to gain hands-on experience in applying engineering and science principles. Students organize into interdisciplinary teams to complete comprehensive projects in which they can apply the theoretical basis from their field.

Capstone projects simulate a real-world work environment in a variety of engineering and science fields. The students apply theory, think creatively and develop practical skills such as teamwork, professionalism, and leadership.  

Project-based capstone projects...

  • Teaches interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Applies learned engineering and science skills and knowledge
  • Shows how engineering, science, and business interact in professional environments
  • Creates better engineers and scientists, ready for work and graduate school
  • Encourages future research and innovation
  • Makes science and engineering fun

as part of their capstone experience, students...

  • Participate in team goal setting
  • Develop a plan to attain goals
  • Conduct research
  • Develop leadership by leading their own teams
  • Understand team interdependencies
  • Develop a winning attitude

Student Design and Research Showcase

Student design and research projects culminate with the Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase at Florida Tech, an annual event during which student teams present their work and field questions from their peers, faculty members, industry professionals and local leaders.

In 2009, a $1 million endowment gift from Northrop Grumman Corporation provided ongoing support for Florida Tech students’ work. Sponsorships from other local and national companies also assist. These gifts reflect a commitment to boosting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and the value of learning beyond the classroom.

Information for Students

Important Dates & Deadlines (For Projects Utilizing L3HSDC Space)

Project Registration Begin Date 

August  23rd, 2021

Project Registration End Date

September 17th 2021

Faculty Budget Report Due

September 24th, 2021

Safety Plan/ Risk Assessment Plan* 

September 24th, 2021

Check in at Design Facilities: L3HSDC**

October 4th, 2021- October 8th, 2021

First Day to Submit Purchase Requistions

October11th, 2021

Last Day to Submit Purchase  Requisitions

April 1st, 2022

L3HSDC 72 Hour Work-A-Thon

April 1st, 2022- April 3rd, 2022

Last Day to work on your project (at COES facilities)

April 8th, 2022

Project Deliverable Handover and Check Out

April 29th, 2022

* These are  living document that will be updated throughout the capstone year, but initial submission is due on September 24th, 2021

**Teams that have not checked in by October 8th may have their space at the L3HSDC forfeited to another team

Important Dates & Deadlines (For Projects using L3HSDC Funding but not l3HSDC Space)

Project Registration Begin Date 

August  23rd, 2021

Project Registration End Date

December 10th 2021

Faculty Budget Submission

Any time after registration

Safety Plan/ Risk Assessment Plan* 

Any time after registration

First Day to Submit Purchase Requistions**

October11th, 2021

Last Day to Submit Purchase  Requisitions

April 1st, 2022

* These are  living document that will be updated throughout the capstone year, but initial submission is due before working on project

 ** Students will not be able to submit purchase requistions or start thier projects until the following forms have been completed: Project Registration, Project Safet Plane, Project Risk Assessment, Faculty Budget Report

Important Dates & Deadlines (For ALL Students)

 SHOWCASE 2022 DEADLINES

Showcase Registration 

 January 10th, 2022- April 8th, 2022

Exhibit Requirements Submission

April 8th, 2022

Poster/ E-Book/ Video/ Website Submission

April 8th, 2022

Exhibit Requirements and Exhibit Saftey Plan Submission

April 8th, 2022

Exhibit Set-Up

April 13th- April 14th

Exhibit Inspection

April 14th, 2022

Northrop Grumman Student Design Showcase 

April 15th, 2022

Exhibit Take Down 

April 16th, 2022

No late submissions or corrections will be accepted after the deadline. The deadlines are there to ensure that everything is proper on showcase day. All deadlines listed above are firm.

  • Standard setup space for all projects will be one 4ft by2ft table and 1 poster hangers, please complete the exhibit requirements document if your exhibit includes fluids, live animals , public interaction, demonstrations, or requires additional space, or  electrical outlets
    • Any special exhibit requirements need to be put in the exhibits requirement document
  • The poster and eBook templates will be distributed to all the teams. Please follow all the guidelines listed in the templates.
    • Any documents not following the proper template will be rejected.
    • If you require any assistance or have any queries, please contact the Office of Student Projects at the L3HSDC.
  • For more information about the showcase please visit: Student Design Website