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Make a lasting impact on the lives of our incredible students, and address a mechanical design challenge you are facing in an effective, affordable, and meaningful way.

The best Senior Capstone Design projects consist of mechanical design challenges - not just analysis - and are important to you, the client. This could mean a new product design, a product/component redesign, a manufacturing/process/thermal systems design, or another vital aspect that involves mechanical design. 

The project should take four students each roughly 10 hours/week over the course of one semester (3.5 months) to complete. It is preferable, but not necessary, that the project involve building a prototype.

Ideal projects contain multiple constraints (need not have all): economic, regulations, manufacturability, environmental, space, health, safety, sustainability, ergonomics, cultural. 


To propose a project or learn more, contact Senior Design Project Coordinator Steve Zahos (see contact info in the box). 

Steve Zahos
Senior Design Project Coordinator
152 CAB
605 E. Springfield Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820