WANTED: PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Would you like to link up with new talent while contributing significantly to student education and the mission of the University? If so, we have several programs that could enable you to do both.
Industry support of Senior Design enables small teams of highly dedicated students to explore and solve real industry challenges throughout their senior year. Our program is more like a ‘first job’ than a ‘last class’, connecting students and industry through open-ended, industrial projects. Our projects enable teams to follow the complete design process from ideation to realization. Access to extensive design, analysis, fabrication, and test facilities on campus allows a broad range of projects to be completed.
Industry support of Enterprise facilitates interdisciplinary learning, leadership development, and team-based project work in a business-like setting. Teams of first- through fourth-year students from diverse disciplines operate like real companies to develop products, processes, and services within their market space. Faculty advisors serve as coaches and mentors, with industry playing a supporting role as mentors and clients. Today, nearly 650 students participate in 28 Enterprise teams to tackle challenges in aerospace, wireless communications, homeland security, sustainability, alternative energy, and more.
Industry sponsors can get involved in Enterprise through a variety of options ranging from in-kind support to sponsorship of an entire Enterprise team.
Support of High School Enterprise allows Michigan Tech and partnering K-12 institutions to replicate our signature Enterprise program in high schools. High School Enterprise aims to expand the pathway into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) post-secondary education and careers, with emphasis on underrepresented groups. You can help by pledging support for HSE’s expansion in your local communities.
The Undergraduate Expo, which takes place the second Thursday in April each year, highlights the foundations of a Michigan Tech education: experiential learning, teamwork, application of theory, design and innovation, leadership and communication, and multidisciplinary solutions to problems. More than 100 student projects are on display, encompassing a variety of disciplines. A panel of judges made up of corporate representatives and University faculty members critique the projects.
We invite you to attend in order to learn firsthand about our educational programs, campus facilities, and the capabilities of student teams. Volunteer as a judge and provide your valued feedback to our students. Sponsor the event and help provide support to sustain and grow the Expo.