College of Engineering and Science

College of Engineering and Science

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

Project registration
(All projects must complete the online registration form unless otherwise instructed by their faculty advisor)
September 15
Exhibit Requirements Deadline February 14
Poster Deadline March 29
E-Book Page Deadline April 1
Preliminary Exhibit inspection
(During this time the student projects staff will inspect your exhibit to assure that it can be displayed safety at the student design showcase, all projects must satisfy all safety requirements in order to participate)
April 1
All work in the student design facilities must stop April 8
Exhibit Setup Deadline April 11 by 2 p.m.
Showcase April 12

Guidelines

  • All deadlines listed above are firm.
    No late submissions or corrections will be accepted after the deadline. The deadlines are there to ensure that everything is proper on showcase day.
  • 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,liveanimals , public interaction, demonstrations,  or requires additional space, or  electrical outlets
    • A sample table is available at the HSDC for inspection
    • 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 HSDC.
  • For more information about the showcase please visit: Student Design Website

 

SEMINAR SCHEDULE FALL 2018

Topic / class week for Fall

Date/ Timings

Duration

Instructors

Laser cutting (week 3)

HSDC (Ideation room)

  Wed  (5th Sep) 

  1. 30 – 3 pm
  2. 30- 5 pm

Thurs (6th Sep) 

  • 2 hr

Deep/ Luis /

Cameron

3-D Printing (Additive manufacturing) (week 4)

Wed  (12th Sep)

  2-4pm

Thurs  (13th Sep)

12- 2 pm

  • 2 hr

Chris / Cullen / Cameron

Intro to GD&T (week 5)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Fri (21st Sep)

2-4 pm

  • 2 hr

Anthony

Soldering and Wiring (week 6)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Wed  (26th )

2-4 pm

Thurs (27th

12-2 pm

  • 2 hr

Chris / Cullen / Cameron

Design for Manufacturing (week 7)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Thurs (4th Oct)

3-5 pm

  • 2 hr

Anthony

Electronic concepts (week 8)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Wed  (10th Oct)

2-3.30 pm

Thurs  (11th Oct)

  1. 30-2 pm
  • 2 hr

Chris / Cullen

Microcontrollers and Microprocessors (Arduino board) (week 9)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Wed  (17th Oct)

 2 -3.30 pm

Thurs (18th Oct)

  1. 30-2 pm
  • 2 hr

Chris / Cullen / Ralston

Basic electronic Testing and Diagnostic Tools (week 10)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Wed  (24th Oct)

2-3.30 pm

Thurs (25th Oct)

  1. 30-2 pm
  • 2 hr

Chris / Cullen  / Cameron

Plasma cutting (week 11)

HSDC (Work stations)

Wed  (31st Oct)

  3-4.30 pm

Thurs (1st Nov)

  1-2.30  pm

  • 2 hr

Brittany / Ralston/ Luis

Hotwire CNC (week 12)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Wed  (7th Nov)

   2-4 pm

Thurs (8th Nov)

 1-3 pm

  • 2 hr

Brittany / Ralston / Luis

Tormach CNC (week 13)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Thurs (14th Nov)

2-4 pm

Fri  (15th Nov)

  3-5 pm

  • 2 hr

Chris / Anthony

PCB Design (Voltera) (week 14)

HSDC (Ideation room)

Wed (21st Nov)

2 -3.30 pm

Thurs (22nd Nov)

  1. 30 -2 pm
  • 2 hr

Chris / Cullen / Cameron