Project Center

The Project Center has been empowering student success through real-world industry collaboration for over 35 years.

About Us

Innovation begins here. Seattle University is at the forefront of preparing the next generation of engineering and technology leaders. Through our acclaimed senior design project program, students tackle real-world challenges by partnering with industry sponsors and faculty mentors.

For over 35 years, our award-winning program has been a pipeline for fresh talent and pioneering ideas. Students gain invaluable hands-on experience and connections, while sponsors get early access to our brilliant students. It's a win-win!

Real-World Projects with Real Results


Students Hired by Sponsor Organizations

Over 600 Seattle University students have been hired by our sponsor organizations after graduation.


Projects Implemented at Sponsor Organizations

Over the last four years, 65 percent of senior design projects have been implemented within our partner organizations.


Industry Sponsors

The Project Center has partnered with over 300 organizations, connecting our students to potential employers and real-world experience.


Patents Awarded for Student Work


Industry-Led Projects Completed


Students Completed a Capstone Project

Projects Day

Each year we come together to celebrate all of the work our students have accomplished and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their projects.

female student standing with project poster at Projects Day

Resources and Information

Find additional information below for prospective sponsors and students, as well as answers to frequently asked question.

Prospective Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring a project? Discover how being a project sponsor will benefit your organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We have answers. Read on for more information.

A Word From a Sponsor

sponsor Robert Cochran explaining project to student team

Robert Cochran, PE/SE Senior Civil Engineer, Seattle City Light

“Working with the Project Center is a collaborative way to make headway on evaluating our structures. By utilizing student teams, Seattle City Light furthers our knowledge base on the structures while the students learn seismic analysis and perform the heavy number crunching under our supervision.”