Every year all senior students undertake an intensive year-long team design project in the Senior Experience in Electrical Design program (SEED). SEED begins at the end of the junior year when students are formed into project teams of four to six students and begin brainstorming about project ideas. When students come back for their senior year, it's full speed ahead on project work. Teams create official project proposals, carry their design through the "on-paper" phase and then begin hands-on work in the lab.
Faculty mentor students throughout the process and help keep teams on schedule. The projects culminate with group presentations in the spring, where parents, faculty, students and industry representatives are invited for an evening of multi-media presentations. A panel of industry representatives judge students on their presentations and prizes are awarded to the highest scoring teams.