MechE Undergraduate Design Portfolio Contest
The annual Undergraduate Design Portfolio Contest is open to all undergraduates in the College of Engineering. The goal of the contest is to promote design and to showcase the importance of design skills in engineering. Additionally and perhaps even most importantly, the goal of the contest is to encourage students to create a design portfolio, as it can be a powerful tool in obtaining an internship or job in industry. Material in portfolios should be anything that displays creative engineering work and skills. This could be from classwork, personal projects, internships, etc.
Winners are selected in the following categories and are awarded prizes in the amount of: Best Overall ($500), Best Senior ($500), Best Junior ($400), Best Sophomore ($250), Best Freshman ($100).
Congratulations to our 2020 Winners!
Best Overall Winner 2017 – Evi Shiakolas
Best Overall Winner 2016: David Miller
WHAT IS AN ENGINEERING PORTFOLIO?
In order to encourage student participation in the contest, one or two Portfolio Workshops are held annually. At this workshop, students will be shown past winners’ portfolios in order to generate ideas on how to construct a design portfolio. Questions will be answered on how best to display work. Here is an comprehensive Portfolio Guide. For sample portfolios you can visit previous winners (above) or click to view the samples below.