Industry Sponsorship FAQs
The Major Design Experience (MDE) is a two-semester course that provides ECE undergraduate students an “industry-like” experience that includes technical, business, and professional skill development; and a realistic first engineering team experience, at scale and in context, in a safe environment, to learn, grow, and thrive. This experience is achieved through collaboration with industry partners who are looking to expose young engineers to their discipline(s) or their problem domain(s).
- Expose young engineers to your discipline(s) or your problem domain(s)
- Extended interviews, mentoring, and motivation working with design teams
- Influence their design thinking, innovation, and creativity
- Improved understanding of how they feel, think, and work
- Recurring, iterative, and adaptive challenges (resilience, grit)
- Interesting & suitable challenges & projects
The fee to sponsor a Major Design team is $7,500.
The customer will be a formally identified company or agency member that sponsors the project. The customer will provide the design problem and support throughout the two semesters, and project sponsorship. The customer will provide any unique and necessary non-confidential hardware/software needed for the project. It is expected that the customer will provide a minimum of four hours per month to perform such tasks as project design reviews, RFP generation, and monthly status reporting. In addition, the customer should attend the culminating industry day expo sessions.
MDE Industry Partners
The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering would like to express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to our sponsors for their dedicated support.