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:
Prism VentureWorks Third Prize:
Electrical & Computer Engineering Capstone Poster Award & Winner
Each team in ECE 480, Senior Capstone Design, exhibits a poster and the items they have built during the semester and answers questions, from 8:00am-noon in the Union Ballroom. Judging of the best poster/demo is done by the groups of high school students participating in Design Day, based on their appeal and effectiveness in communicating the project goals and achievements. A prize of $1000 is awarded to the most outstanding team.
Small, Lightweight Speed/Distance Sensor for Skiers/Snowboarders
Sponsor: Air Force Research Laboratory
Professor’s Choice Award and Winner
The Professor’s Choice Award ($1,000 and a certificate) is given each semester by the faculty member teaching ECE 480, Senior Capstone Design, to the team judged to have done the most to achieve the objectives of the course and sponsor, particularly taking into account the varying levels of challenge of the projects assigned. Judging is based on reading of the teams’ final reports, examination of their posters/prototypes, and communication with their faculty facilitators.
Roadrailer Air Brake Fault Locator
Sponsor: Triple Crown Services