2017 Popular Projects

Miniature Tether Electrodynamics Experiment (MiTEE) Proof-of-Concept Space Mission Design

1
student
$45.00

Faculty Sponsor: Brian Gilchrist Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and...

$45.00

Medical Devices for Ophthalmology and Assistive Devices for Visually Impaired

1
student
$0.01

Faculty Sponsor: Lauro Ojeda Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Lauro Ojeda...

$0.01

Secure Cloud Manufacturing

1
student
$0.01

Faculty Sponsor: Dawn M. Tilbury Associate Dean for Research, College of...

$0.01

Personalized Pop-Tarts – Mobile App + 3D Printed Designs

1
student
$1.00

Faculty Mentor: Steven Yalisove Professor, MSE Current research focuses on understanding the relationships between...

$1.00

Autonomous Mobile Sensor System for Quadcopter

1
student
$1.00

Faculty Mentor: Brent Griffin Assistant Research Scientist Brent Griffin is an assistant research scientist at the...

$1.00

Sensor Network Laboratory (SNL)

1
student
$0.01

Faculty Sponsor: Darren McKague Associate Research Scientist, Climate and Space Sciences Dr....

$0.01

Satellite Remote Sensing Analysis Platform

1
student
$0.01

Faculty Sponsor: Leland Pierce Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dr....

$0.01

Space Launch Instrumentation, Launch Preparation, & Live Mission Analysis

1
student
$0.01

Faculty Sponsor: Justin Kasper Associate Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and...

$0.01

Get Started With MDP

Find a project here, or view all of our projects. For more information about MDP Projects, please click here.
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.
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Faculty Research Projects require 2 credit hours per semester
  • Undergraduate: Partner-Sponsored Projects require 7 credit hours split across two terms
  • Graduate: Partner-Sponsored Projects require 4 credit hours split across two terms
Many representatives from the Corporate Sponsored and Faculty Research Projects 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. View our event calendar here.
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.
  • Write one brief and concise paragraph (sample).
  • Optional: Complete one online video-interview (links).
Please contact Megan (mlangill@umich.edu) for help.

Events

29
May
Web
Summer Student Professional Development Workshop – Understanding Your Leadership Style and Your Team
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Duderstadt 1180

What: Professional Development Workshop – Understanding Your Leadership Style and Your Team: Myers-Briggs with MDP’s own Megan Langille Where: Duderstadt Room 1180 Please Note:...

31
May
Web
Summer Student Communication Workshop – How to Get the Most Out of Your MDP Team Experience
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Duderstadt 1180

What: Communication Workshop – How to Get the Most Out of Your MDP Team Experience (3-in-3 presentation) with MDP’s Trish Koman Where: Duderstadt Room...

What People Say

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Christopher Seow

Biomedical Engineering Student
“The experiences and opportunities provided by MDP have enabled me to pursue my passion for design, grow professionally as an engineer, and gain skills and the confidence needed to solve engineering problems in the real world. ”
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Tyler Cialek

Industrial & Operations Engineering Student
“The MDP experience proved to be a much richer experience than a traditional semester-long project or summer internship because I received coaching from my very intelligent and motivated teammates, the MDP staff, Professor Stout from the computer science department, and Mintak Ng and Lawrence Chan, the corporate sponsors at JP Morgan. ”
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Julianne Tsai

Mechanical Engineering Student
“I gained great experience through working with people who have different backgrounds as me, developed my public speaking skills through the design reviews, and honed my CAD and machining skills. ”
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Saanya Sethi

Ross School of Business Student
“Instead of obtaining a narrow business education from Ross, MDP has allowed me to learn about engineering design processes, arduino controllers and even SolidWorks! The MDP Staff really aided me in learning and exploring different disciplines. They are always available to help and it is a great feeling to know that they want our team to succeed. ”
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William Breznau, Jr.

Electrical Engineering Student
“The MDP program at Michigan supercharged my career path. There is no substitute for real world engineering experience. Working on industry sponsored projects through the MDP program at Michigan has helped me build the skills and experience companies are looking for."