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Student presenting project at Spring 2022 Expo

The ECE Major Design Experience (MDE) was created in 2014 as a way to bring real-world, hands-on experience to electrical and computer engineering students in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

In its inagural semester (Fall 2014), the MDE had 61 students and 16 projects. Nearly eight years later in Fall 2022, there are 228 students working on 43 new design teams. In 2017, the spring section of the course was added. MDE is now a required course for both electrical and computer engineering seniors.

For students searching for a more interdisciplinary option, there is a new senior design course that focuses on partnering with students from other departments in the College of Engineering. 

Student holding award from 2022 Spring Expo

Winning Projects

At the conclusion of both the Fall and Spring MDE Expos, awards are given to the highest scoring teams in the following categories: 

  • Best Overall 
  • Best by Popular Vote
  • Best Project in Track
Fall 2022 MDE Expo:
Wednesday, November 16 
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Spring 2023 MDE Expo:
Wednesday, April 19 
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Ready to sponsor a team?
Fill out the MDE Project Request Form.