Due to the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Craig M. Berge Design Day 2021 will once again take a virtual format. While the capstone team would prefer to have students, sponsors, mentors, judges, and the public gather in person, we look forward to celebrating our students’ accomplishments with you virtually. Now that we already have one virtual Design Day under our belts, we feel confident we will offer an even more engaging program this year.
With 99 projects, more than 100 industry judges and $46,000 in prizes, there’s a lot to be excited about for this year’s Design Day. Projects include a lunar sample return system, a public outreach radio telescope and an educational app for the Reid Park Zoo.
“Thanks to a dedicated team of faculty and staff, our students were able to enjoy the academic and practical benefits of the capstone experience despite all the uncertainty of the past year,” said Interdisciplinary Capstone Director Ara Arabyan. “This group of more than 500 seniors applied their creativity, ingenuity, and perseverance to complete projects for their corporate and university sponsors.”
Like last year, students will be creating video presentations of their projects. Judges will meet with students via video chat in early May to score the projects, and award sponsors will evaluate teams based on the video presentations. These videos will be made publicly available by May 3.
The winners will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.
Can’t wait to see this year’s videos? Relive last year’s presentations by watching the Design Day 2020 YouTube playlist.