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E-Week: Senior Design Projects

The poster display competition at the E-Week Open House is a great opportunity for students enrolled in senior design to enhance their presentation skills and network with alumni and industry representatives. It is also your chance to promote your research to future Nebraska Engineering students and their parents.

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Each senior design group will be provided an 8 ft. table with a linen tablecloth, approximately 10' x 8' of floor space, wireless internet, a free tri-fold foam display board, and the option to have your poster printed in full color and laminated at the Henzlik Instructional Design Center. A brief description of your project also will be included in the E-Week Open House program given to Open House visitors. The members of the first two projects to complete their registration will be given FREE E-Week T-shirts!

The senior design segment of the Open House will be Friday, April 25, 2014, from 12-3 p.m. in the Othmer Hall lobby. Display set-up will take place from 8-11:30 a.m. Students will be contacted with more information about project set-up after they have registered to participate. Judging will begin promptly at noon; projects may not be taken down until after 3 p.m.

Alumni and industry judges will evaluate each project and certificates will be awarded for top displays from each department based on outlined criteria. E-Week certificates will be distributed at the E-Week Awards Presentation, which will be held in conjunction with the Engineering Student Advisory Board Dead Week Feed. Watch your mail and this web site for more information about this event.

If your senior design projects cannot be presented in poster format, there are many other creative ways for you to present your work at the Open House. You could host an information session or slide show on your research area, volunteer to host an open laboratory, or demonstrate an experiment. Other ideas are welcome. It is imperative that all departments be represented at the Open House so that we can truly showcase everything the College of Engineering has to offer.

Registration [NOTE: REGISTRATION will close Friday, March 14, 2014]

In order to participate and be eligible for certificates, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Appoint a team contact person. Note that all future correspondence from the E-Week committee will be routed through your team contact person.
  2. Work as a team to do the following:
    • Write a brief project description (250 words or less) to submit with your online registration.
    • Determine whether your project will require any special accommodations such as power outlets, extra tables, a larger floor space, or placement in a specific classroom or laboratory.
  3. Complete the Project Registration Form (1 per team). You will receive more specific information about set-up in early April.

If you have any questions about E-Week displays, contact:
Keith Ozanne, E-Week chair

Free Display Board and Printing Instructions

Students participating in E-Week Open House have the option to have their display board printed and laminated at the Instructional Design Center (IDC), free of charge.

Designing Your Display

Your display/poster should be designed in one of the following formats: PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign or a PDF file format. PDF file format is preferred. (Call the IDC at 472-2258 if you have questions about other programs they may accept).

The board measures 36"H x 48"W. Each side panel is 36"H x 12"W. The center panel is 36"H x 24"W. Boards may be picked up from Engineering Student Services, W204 Nebraska Hall, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Save your work to a memory stick. We also suggest having a color printout on letter-sized paper to accompany your file. The IDC has been given instructions not to "re-do" any posters, so be sure to proof your poster very well before taking it to be printed. ONLY ONE POSTER MAY BE PRINTED PER GROUP.

Getting Your Display Printed

See Katie Waldeck in the Engineering Student Services Office located in the Engineering Library in Nebraska Hall to pick up the E-Week Display Board Printing Form. Take the completed and signed form to the IDC and they will add your display board to our account. All posters will be laminated unless otherwise instructed.

Please allow up to one week for your poster to be printed. We advise taking your project to the IDC no later than Thursday, April 17 to ensure the printing is complete before the Open House.

Mounting Your Poster to the Board

You are responsible for mounting your poster to your display board. We recommend cutting the side panels apart from the center section so that the board folds without damaging your work. Spray adhesive, glue stick, or double sided tape can all be used to attach the poster to the board, which can be completed at the Design Center.