Celebration of Engineering Design

Guidelines and Information

2019 Celebration of Engineering Design
Thursday, June 6 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Celebration of Engineering Design

The College of Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems will host the 2019 Celebration of Engineering Design competition to showcase the best of the 2019 Senior Design teams. If your senior design team is selected to represent your major in the final competition, please read this important information to help you prepare.

Date and Location

The 2019 Celebration of Engineering Design competition will take place on Thursday, June 6, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium and 1st floor lobby of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center.The senior design team presentations will occur in alphabetical order by major name.

See a video preview of the presentations.

Schedule

1:10 - 2:30 p.m. Senior Design Team Presentations
LOCATION: MITCHELL AUDITORIUM
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Freshman Design and Senior Design Poster/Table Session and Voting
LOCATION: BOSSONE LOBBY
3:30 p.m. Faculty/staff and student votes due
4 p.m. Awards Ceremony
LOCATION: BOSSONE LOBBY
  • Guidelines for Team Participation

    All senior design teams participating in the 2019 Celebration of Engineering Design competition need to follow these guidelines:

    1. By 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, each Faculty Senior Design Coordinator will submit the team’s 15-page written report summary which will need to include a single “Quad Chart” summarizing their project as the first document in their submission to CoE.  Some departments have standard requirements, while others permit team choice.  
      For information about quad charts see: 
    2. Each team must submit a slide presentation via email to the Undergraduate Advising Center, coe.uac@drexel.edu by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The slide show presentation must not exceed 6 minutes in duration. The automatic timing of the slides must be set so that the total presentation length is less than or equal to 6 minutes. [See slide submission information below for instructions on how to set automatic timing.] If there is no automatic timing set, the CoE technical team will set automatic timing with each slide having equal length for a maximum length of 6 minutes. If you want a video in your presentation, please embed the video in your presentation. Please use a standard FONT such as Times New Roman, Arial or Helvetica in your presentation slides since custom fonts are often not compatible. A laser pointer will be provided.
    3. Each member of the team must attend the final 2019 Celebration of Engineering Design competition on June 6 in Mitchell Auditorium between 1 and 4:15 p.m. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent a team member(s) from attending, this must be reported by email in advance to Ellen Pons.
    4. All members of each Senior Design team must participate in the oral presentations as defined below: a. If the team comprises 4 students or less, all team members must speak. b. If the team comprises 5 students or more, at least 4 team members must speak.
    5. The majority of the team must be present at the assigned table in the Bossone 1st floor lobby on June 6th immediately following the oral presentations. At the team table (a standard six-foot-long table), the team can display any informational material including a poster, prototype, video or any other items to explain their project.
    6. The use of flash cards or note cards during the oral presentation is discouraged since some judges may view this as a lack of preparedness.
    7. A computer will be provided for the presentations. The computer will be able to run Windows and will have PowerPoint installed. Plan for there to be NO internet connection (though one may happen to be available).
    8. Business formal attire is highly recommended.
  • Judging for Award Categories

    The 2019 Celebration of Engineering Design will be judged as follows:

    • Best of Senior Design will be judged using weighted voting by the external judges (85% - 45% is for report summary and 40% for presentation) plus all Drexel faculty, staff and students with a Drexel UNIV ID card attending the poster/table session (15%).
  • Poster/Table Session Format

    There will be no questions from judges or other attendees during the team oral presentations in Mitchell Auditorium. After all the team presentations have concluded, there will be a one-hour tabletop display session for the Senior Design teams and Freshman Engineering Design teams.

    Celebration of Engineering Design

    This is when judges and attendees can ask questions. Each team will be provided a standard six-foot-long table for their Senior Design display, which could include a prototype, video on a laptop, poster, etc. If students wish to display a poster at their table, they can print it themselves in any size OR have one printed for them at 30”x40” in size.

    Please note, power IS NOT guaranteed at each table so students should not count on being able to have a display plugged into an outlet.

  • Awards

    Award Categories:

    Every Senior Design team in the final competition will be considered for the following:

    • Best of Senior Design Award (3 Awards – 1st Place - $2,500, 2nd Place - $1,500, 3rd Place - $1,000)
    • Best of Freshman Awards (1st Place – $300, 2nd Place - $150)
  • Written Report Summary

    The guidelines for the written report summary are:

    • 15 page maximum
    • 1” margins, 11 pt. size
    • Quad Chart
    • No appendences

    The reports will be judged as part of the Best of Senior Design Award using the Written Report Summary Rubric [PDF].

  • Best of Senior Design Rubric

    The external judges will also use the Professional Presentation Rubric [PDF] as part of their selection of the Best Senior Design Award. See Judging for Award Categories for more information on the Best of Senior Design Award.

  • Assistance, Slide Submission and Practice

    Assistance

    For questions about the event or practice times, please contact Ellen Pons at 215.895.6639 or 215.895.2211.

    Slide Submission
    Each team must submit a slide presentation via email to the Undergraduate Advising Center, coe.uac@drexel.edu by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

    In the email subject line please type the following: COE SD Team # (include your Senior Design team #)

    If the file is less than 20 MB in size, simply attach it to an email. If the file is larger than 20 MB, send a private link to a place it can be downloaded from (e.g. DropBox, Google Drive). PowerPoint is recommended to provide maximum compatibility and support.

    All presentations must include automatic timing so that the presentation length is less than or equal to 6 minutes.

    PowerPoint: How to make the slides auto-advance

    Practice Times
    Tuesday, June 4th Evening (in Mitchell Auditorium)
    This session is for your independent practice. The room will be set up with a laptop so you can test your PowerPoint. A member of the College of Engineering staff will be available to assist with any questions that arise during this session.

    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm: Technical Assistance for all teams
    • 5:30 - 5:45 pm: Biomedical Engineering
    • 5:45 - 6:00 pm: Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
    • 6:00 - 6:15 pm: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    • 6:15 - 6:30 pm: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • 6:30 - 6:45 pm: Engineering Technology
    • 6:45 - 7:00 pm: Materials Science and Engineering
    • 7:00 - 7:15 pm: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

    Wednesday June 5th Evening (in Mitchell Auditorium)
    This session is for a full dry run of your presentation. The room will be set up with a laptop so you can test your PowerPoint. It is also your chance to be sure the timing on your slides is correct. A member of the College of Engineering staff will be available to assist with any questions that arise during this session.

    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm: Technical Assistance for all teams
    • 5:30 - 5:40 pm: Biomedical Engineering
    • 5:40 - 5:50 pm: Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
    • 5:50 - 6:00 pm: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    • 6:00 - 6:10 pm: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • 6:10 - 6:20 pm: Engineering Technology
    • 6:20 - 6:30 pm: Materials Science and Engineering
    • 6:30 - 6:40 pm: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics