The Enterprise Program

Design Expo

Mark your calendars—the 21st annual Design Expo will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Hosted by the Pavlis Honors College and the College of Engineering, Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech.

More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at Design Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.

Design Expo 2020

The 2020 Design Expo was a time of celebration and a sudden challenge. We celebrated the 20th Design Expo—and due to COVID-19, we did it virtually. In mid-March, school moved from face-to-face to online-only instruction, the Expo pivoted from posters and demos in the MUB to video presentations. The result? We missed everyone. We wished we could have celebrated in person. But it created a new way for people around the world to experience the Expo simultaneously. View the opening remarks, the closing awards, see the winners, or check below to see the videos from nearly 80 senior design and Enterprise teams.

View the 2020 Design Expo handbook