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ESE Senior Design


Recent posts:

-Demo Day is on 22 April 2014 ! Awards, Judges, Scoring Guidelines, Schedule and Station Assignments, Abstracts of current projects, Posters (link to the shared folder)
-Introduction to Juniors April 16, 2014. Ken Laker (.pdf), Jonathan Smith (.ppt), Rahul Mangharam (.pdf, link to Youtube videos)
-ESE Senior Design 2014, Phase 2 .pdf
-Meeting times for the week of 11 Nov 2013 .jpg
-Update on using BOX for note keeping. .pdf
- Presentation file for Senior Design Skills and Advice Session Friday 9/27 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm in Moore 216 .ppt
-Alternate Lab Book - creating web documents on, (.pdf)
-"Organizing Your Project" presentation by Dr. Sue Weber, CWiC . pdf
-ESE Senior Design Fall 2013 .pdf
-TCP Presentation, Guide to Oral Presentation .ppt

-Project descriptions from 2012-13
-Abstracts and link to posters for 2012-13
-ESE Senior Design 2013, Phase 2 .pdf
-ESE Senior Design Report Writing Guide 2012-2013, class presentation, .pdf
- Introduction to Juniors April 2013 .pdf

Course Description
Course Facts .pdf)

The senior design course is a two term sequence in electrical and systems engineering design.

During the first semester of ESE Senior Design (1.0 cu) work will focus on feasibility, alternative strategies, and determination (experimental or by simulation) of quantities necessary for a detailed design. A final proposal will be submitted, including drawings, circuit diagrams, budget, and time schedule for project completion.

During the second semester (1.0 cu), work will be directed to successful implementation of the proposal. A final presentation and report will be made of the project. Periodic project reviews and brief presentations during the two semesters.

Read more about the skills, knowledge, and behavior that students are expected to have attained by the end of the sequence

Class schedule in Google calendar

Winners of Senior Design Projects 2012-2013
(Award Description)

Harold Berger Award


Team Names: Albert Kwon, Lim Perk (CIS), Yuchen Pan (CIS) and Kaiyu Zhang
Project Title: "ROTORouter"
Advisor: Prof. Andre DeHon and Prof. Boon Thau Loo

Frederick Ketterer Memorial Award


Team Names: Cameron Cogan, David Hallac, Nicholas Howarth, Ashleigh
Thomas and Samuel Wolfson
Project Title: "Primate Hand Actuator Tracker (PHAT)"
Advisor: Prof. Jan Van der Spiegel

Norman Gross Senior Project Award 


Team Names: Charles Jeon, Kevin Jiang, Thomas Ly and Shreshth Sonkiya
Project Title: "ATS: Adaptive Traffic System"
Advisor: Prof. Dan Lee

Honorable Mention Prize


Team Names: Jessica Jiang, Taylor Lee and Connie Wu;
Project Title: " hearSight "
Advisor: Dr. Prof. Jan Van der Spiegel

Honorable Mention Prize


Team Names: Tess Donnelly, Stefania Halac, Rachel Resek and Brittany Wohler
Project Title: "Fast In Fast Out (FIFO): Optimization of Airplane Boarding"
Advisor: Dr. Peter Scott and Richard Reinhart

ESE Senior Design Freshman Mentor Program - Best Mentor-Team Award


Team Names: Jessica Jiang, Taylor Lee and Connie Wu;
Project Title: " hearSight "
Advisor: Dr. Prof. Jan Van der Spiegel

2011 ESE Senior Design Freshman Mentor Program - Best Contributing Freshman Award


Sangmin Oh

Course Units

ESE Senior Design, Fall (1.0 cu) & ESE Senior Design, Spring (1.0 cu)


Ken Laker,, 203MB
Peter Scott ,, GRW 274

Office Hours

Dr. Laker <>
Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 AM, and 1:00 to 3:00 PM in room 203 Moore or by appointment.

Steve McGill <>
4:00 to 6:00 PM on Wednesdays in the Moore 308 or by appointment.

Andrea Yoss <>
12:00 - 2:00 PM on Mondays in Education Commons Room 225 or by appointment.

Senior standing or permission of instructor

Time and Location
Refer to PenninTouch and Google Calendar

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