Department of Electrical Engineering Senior Design Prize
- Background: In 1998, the
ASU Department of Electrical
Engineering established an award to recognize the best senior
design project in EE. The award is presented each semester to the
team of students whose capstone design project is judged to be the
- The Prize: The Senior Design Prize
consists of an individual trophy
and a cash award of $100 for each member of the winning design team.
The team members and their project sponsor will also have their names
added to a plaque on display outside the EE undergraduate laboratory
on the second floor of the Goldwater Center (GWC 273).
- Eligibility: Students currently enrolled
in EEE 490 Senior Design Laboratory are eligible for the prize.
- Application: To be considered for the award,
design teams must nominate their projects before noon on the Monday before
Reading Day. The nomination should be in the form of a letter no longer than one
page addressed to the EEE 490 Coordinator. It should summarize
why the team believes their project is worthy of consideration for the
prize. E-mail nominations are acceptable.
- Judges: The winning project will be selected
by a committee consisting of the EEE 490 Coordinator, the Assistant
Coordinator, and the Director of Undergraduate Studies (or the
- Bases of Judging: The bases of evaluation
will be: (i) the letter of nomination, (ii) the design team's final
written report, (iii) the final presentation/demonstration given in
the EEE 490 Project Fair, and (iv) comments solicited
from the project sponsor.
- Judging Criteria: The evaluation criteria
will be: (i) originality and creativity of the students' contribution,
(ii) level of technical skill, teamwork, and dedication manifested
in the completed project, (iii) attention to non-technical aspects
of the design such as cost, marketability, social impact, and
manufacturability, and (iv) professionalism in documentation
and presentation of the design project.
- Award of the Prize: The winning team
will be announced before Graduation Commencement by a posting
outside the EE Department office (ERC 552).
Last updated: August 24, 2000