NOTE: The primary application period has ended. Late applications will be considered on an as-needed basis. All candidates will be notified of status no later than December 9th, 2016.
1. Review all of the projects that interest you.
2. Be sure you’ll have time in your schedule
Make a plan and meet with your academic advisor. All projects require a minimum of two semesters to give you enough time to dive deep into the Engineering design process and deliver an amazing result. All projects start in January 2017, and will end in December 2017. You must apply by 10/16/16 to be considered for a spot on a team
- VIP (Faculty Research Project) Teams require 2 credit hours per semester (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Partner-Sponsored Projects require 7 credit hours split across two terms (3/4 or 4/3) (Undergraduate)
- Partner-Sponsored Projects require 4 credit hours split across two terms (2/2)** (Graduate)
**In some cases, a student's degree requirements will necessitate 1 credit of ENGR 599 in the Winter semester and 3 credits in the Fall (ex: ME 590).
3. Attend the Project Preview Night and/or Project Fair
Many representatives from the Partner-Sponsored and VIP (Faculty Research Project) teams will be there to discuss the projects with you and answer any of your questions.
Attend one or both of these events to shake hands and meet the Professionals from the teams that interest you. Attire is very casual. Jeans are fine.
Attending one of these events will highly improve your chances of securing a spot on a team.
4. You may apply for as many projects as you like.
Applying for multiple teams will increase the likelihood of matching successfully to a team. Each student will only receive one offer to join one project team. No students are guaranteed an offer.
5. For each project you wish to apply for, you will….
- Write one brief and concise paragraph. See example here
- Optional: Complete one online video-interview. Links are in the application, master list here
How to Apply for an MDP Project