The Enterprise Program

Design Expo

UPDATE: The 20th Annual Design Expo has gone Virtual!

Nothing can stop us from celebrating the 20th anniversary of Design Expo! 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 the Enterprise and Senior Design Programs have come together to put on a virtual showcase of their work and compete for awards. This year, a panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives, alumni, community members, and Michigan Tech staff and faculty, critique videos of team projects, solutions, and results. Teams have a chance to earn more than $2,500 in awards along with well-deserved recognition among their peers. Many projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience solving real industrial problems. Additionally, many teams engage in student-initiated ideas that embody the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that comes with being a Husky!

2020 Schedule of Events:

April 14

12:00 pm: Remote Judging Opens 

April 16

10:00 am: Opening Remarks via Live Webinar

10:15 am: Virtual Gallery Open to Public

2:00 pm: Remote Judging Closes

4:00 pm: Presentation of Awards via Live Webinar

4:30pm: 2020 Design Expo Concludes

Register for Design Expo Live Events today!


We would like to acknowledge the following 2019 Design Expo winners:

Senior Design Awards (based on poster/video)

1st place: ME-EM - Gypsum Water Extraction
2nd place: ME-EM - Assembly Cell Changeover
3rd place: MSE - Gerdau Inclusion Solidification Prevention
Senior Design Honorable Mention
ME-EM - FCA Advanced Hood Architecture - Structural and Attachment Team
MSE - Cobalt Reduction in Tribaloy T-400
BME - Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device
Enterprise Awards (based on poster and presentation)
1st place: Aerospace Enterprise
2nd place: Alternative Energy Enterprise
3rd place: General and Expedition Adventure Research (GEAR)
Enterprise Honorable Mention
Innovative Global Solutions
Consumer Product Manufacturing
Blue Marble Security
Innovation Awards sponsored by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship
1st place: Alternative Energy Enterprise for Renewable Energy Mission Module (REMM)
2nd place: Universal Driver Gear Train (BME)
3rd place: Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device (BME)

You can see all of the amazing projects and teams from 2019 by looking through the Design Expo booklet. You can also check out all of the photos from the 2019 Design Expo!