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A showcase of student capstone projects

Designed by the next generation of engineers, scientists, and programmers.

Friday, May 3, 2024

At the Hajim Quad

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Design Day! Join us in person on the Hajim Quad on May 3 where students will showcase their remarkable senior projects filled with innovation and creativity.

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A word from our Dean

Wendi Heinzelman

Design Day marks the culmination of our students’ hard work, creativity, and ingenuity. They have been busy this year working on a wide range of projects that showcase their design expertise, working under the guidance of their customers and faculty advisors to produce innovative solutions to difficult problems. These projects provided our students invaluable hands-on experience, and the fruits of their labor are evident based on the quality of the projects showcased here.

Thank you to all the instructors and project sponsors who helped make these projects possible. And congratulations to the students who successfully completed their projects and are now launching into exciting careers or continuing their education.

Wendi Heinzelman, Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Inspirational Quotes from Alumni

Mason Garlatti

2024 Dottie Welch Award

Mason Garlatti

Senior Laboratory Specialist, Department of Chemical Engineering


Great help in my senior design project.”

“Supported our class senior lab and senior design projects eagerly and was always exceedingly approachable and helpful.”

Patient and helpful, always willing to provide feedback and tools and whatever else students may need.”

“Provided his time and expertise to support our work, even driving all the way to Buffalo NY to pick up a critical item we needed for our project. He is passionate about our project and supporting our learning. He makes learning about Chemical Engineering fun and exciting for all of us; thanks to him, I always look forward to working on my project and putting in my absolute best effort.”


Support Senior Design

Senior Design projects at the University of Rochester provide companies with the opportunity to work with the next generation of engineers, scientists, and programmers. As part of these projects, our students create custom solutions under the observation and guidance of a University faculty advisor.


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