Electrical Engineering


Electrical & Computer Engineering Prism VentureWorks

Prize & Winners

The Prism VentureWorks Prizes ($1,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively), are awarded each semester to the most outstanding teams in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Capstone Design Course, as judged by a panel of engineers from industry.  A team with members from both ECE and another engineering major (mechanical engineering, for example) is also eligible, if the team’s project is administered through ECE 480.  The prizes are sponsored by Prism VentureWorks, a Boston-based venture capital firm, and Mr. William Seifert, an ECE alumnus, who is a partner in that firm.  The faculty and students of Electrical and Computer Engineering are very grateful for this generous support.

Prism VentureWorks First Prize:

Michigan State University Solar Car Team: Motor Controller for Sensored BLDC Motor

Left to Right: Dr. Timothy Grotjohn, Matt Myers, Jaime Alvarez, Chris Sommer, and Scott O’Connor

Prism VentureWorks Second Prize

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory: Wireless Sensor Network Health Diagnostic

Left to Right: Dr. Timothy Grotjohn, Stu Andrzejewski, David Rogers, Brad Garrod, and Kelly Desmond

PrismVentureWorks Third Prize

Chrysler Group, LCC: Advanced Testing Breakout Board

Left to Right: Dr. Timothy Grotjohn, Andrew Haumersen, Sana Siddique, Richard Hendrick, Meng Cao, Xuran An