Senior Design Projects

Each May, Columbia Engineering’s annual Senior Design Expo showcases the ingenuity and innovation of our graduating class. The day-long event is open to the entire Columbia community and to guests from industry and local schools. Seniors across all of Columbia’s engineering departments demonstrate dozens of projects ranging from patent-pending consumer products to cutting-edge research to proposals for practical improvements to New York City infrastructure.

Here are some highlights from past expos, and stay tuned for details of the next one in May:

Senior Design Expo 2019

Senior Design Expo 2019 Highlights Electrical Engineering Projects on Sports, Music, Animals and More

29 Electrical Engineering students participated in Columbia Engineering’s 6th Annual Senior Design Expo. With topics ranging from sports to music, from animals to physical therapy, these finished projects culminated a yearlong process of teamwork, science and dedication.

Senior Design Expo 2018

Senior Design Expo 2018 Highlights Electrical Engineering Projects on Climate Change, Music Technology, and More

Columbia Engineering’s 5th annual Senior Design Expo showcased 60 projects, including 10 projects that involved 41 students from the Electrical Engineering Department. With topics ranging from climate change to music technology, from cybersecurity to robotic systems, and more, these finished projects culminated a yearlong process of learning, testing, discovery, and team building.

Senior Design Expo 2017

Senior Design Expo 2017 Showcases Engineering For Humanity

From a beach cleaning robot to affordable diagnostic tools and better-fitting prosthetics, Columbia Engineering’s 4th annual Senior Design Expo showcased the ingenuity and innovation of the Class of 2017.



Senior Design Expo 2016

Senior Design Expo 2016 Showcases Engineering Ingenuity and Real World Applications

Showcasing their ingenuity and a broad array of research interests, Columbia Engineering’s Class of 2016 made the 3rd annual Senior Design Expo the most colorful and wide-ranging yet.


Senior Design Expo 2015

Senior Design Expo 2015 Showcases Engineering Design and Innovation

Columbia Engineering’s 2nd Senior Design Expo showcased a dynamic prosthetic alignment device, an air hockey playing robot, and more!



Senior Design Expo 2014

Senior Design Expo 2014 Features Engineering Cutting–Edge Robotics, Language Technology, and More

A nod to the traditional school science fair, Columbia Engineering’s inaugural Senior Design Expo spotlighted students’ one-of-a-kind solutions to a wide range of engineering problems.


For more information about the Senior Design Expo, please contact Professor David Vallancourt.

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