Student Innovation and Design Day

The 5th Annual College of Engineering Student Innovation and Design Day Competition will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Student Center Ballroom and Hilberry ABC rooms on the Wayne State University campus.

This year, we will have over 70 exciting and innovative posters on display! Students from all engineering disciplines will be on hand to discuss their projects and showcase their work. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP here. Note that RSVPs are requested, but not required.

Take a look at last year's event!

For Participants:

This event is an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges and commercial and social needs. Undergraduate and graduate students, student teams, and student organizations are invited to present engineering innovations and capstone projects to the College of Engineering community, industry representatives, local entrepreneurs, current and prospective students, potential investors and employers, and more! 

The Anderson Institute will give out several awards to Design Day participants: a $1000 first place award, a $500 second place award, and a $250 third place award.

In order to be considered for an award, participants must do the following:

  • Complete the registration formRegistration deadline is 5:00 p.m. March 10, 2019.
  • Submit your project poster and 2-minute video electronically by 5:00 p.m.. Friday, March 29, 2019. Participants must use this Poster Template to create their posters.
  • Be present at the Design Day event on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must be present to win awards.

To aid the judges, participants are very strongly encouraged to submit a 2-minute video that addresses the following questions: 

  • What problem are you solving?
  • How does your product solve the problem?
  • Why is this important?

Submission guidelines and instructions will be emailed once the registration form has been submitted.

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your work to our community and potential employers. Please register today to participate in this exciting event. Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. March 10, 2019.

Location: Wayne State University Student Center, Ballroom and Hilberry ABC rooms