MEM is an independent academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students majoring in MEM graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

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Senior Design Program

Past Projects

On May 1st, 2015,  the MEM program was proud to have five Senior Design teams representing MEM, at the UCONN School of Engineering Senior Design Demonstration Day held at Gampel Pavilion. By 2020, MEM had 12 Senior Design Teams producing outstanding work for our corporate sponsors.

2015 MEM Senior Design Projects 

2016 MEM Senior Design Projects 

2017 MEM Senior Design Projects

2018 MEM Senior Design Projects (pdf)

2019 MEM Senior Design Projects (coming soon)

2020 MEM Senior Design Projects

What is Senior Design?

During a two-semester senior design course, students work in groups to solve real-life engineering problems. The first semester covers manufacturing and production cases in preparation for the senior design experience. Students will also complete the first phase of their two-semester engineering design project focused on product/process creation or improvement, including problem definition, background, and a preliminary proposal.

In the second semester students will perform the design, fabrication, and testing of their product design or implementation, testing, and procedure writing for their process design. The proposal from the first semester guides the fabrication or implementation and testing to meet a detailed specification of engineering requirements. Both written and oral reports will be required. The Business and Engineering faculty will be jointly involved. (Sample MEM Project ppt)

Past Sponsors

Some of the MEM senior design projects involve an industry sponsor. Past sponsors include:

  • AeroCision
  • Airbornway Corporation
  • Airforce Research Labs
  • Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing
  • Belimo
  • Cadenza Innovation
  • Chapman Manufacturing
  • CLICK, Commercially Licensed Cooperative Kitchen, Inc.
  • Cooper Surgical
  • CXT Software
  • Dymax
  • Egghead Ice Cream
  • Frito-Lay
  • Gerber Technology
  • Go Beyond (CT NEXT through CT4Inspire)
  • Holo-Krome
  • Jonal Laboratories
  • Keney Park Sustainability Project
  • Land Maverick
  • Levo International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Natrium
  • Plastonics
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Safran MorphoTrust
  • Sonics & Materials
  • Sperry
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Trumpf
  • Tyco SimplexGrinnell
  • UConn School of Nursing
  • UConn Electric Motorsports
  • United Technologies
  • Waste to Water

Industry sponsors have a chance to meet and work with students for focused hiring. Sponsors provide a technical representative to periodically meet with the team, monitor and mentor their progress, and infuse real-world input and guidance.

Find Out More

To find out more about sponsoring a team or other Senior Design information, contact:

Dr. Frank Cunha
860-486-2090
francisco.cunha@uconn.edu

Dr. Craig Calvert 
860-486-8061
craig.calvert@uconn.edu

Dr. Jiong Tang
860-486-5911
jiong.tang@uconn.edu