YOU SUPPLY THE PROJECT, WE SUPPLY THE BRAINS.

As the project sponsor, you will get a good look at individual students who are potentially future employees. You'll watch them develop into subject matter experts in just a few months and you'll forge professional connections with Seattle University faculty, too. 

BENEFITS OF BEING A SPONSOR

  • You gain access to the bright minds and talents of the next generation of STEM students from Seattle University.
  • As a sponsor, you get to work with a group for a full academic year. Think of it as an extended interview!
  • You retain all intellectual property, prototypes and documentation. 
  • Most of all, sponsoring a project allows you and your organization to be a part of educating and shaping the minds of our next generation of STEM professionals!

PROGRAM TIMELINE

Our projects run from late September to early June, with Projects Day presentations taking place the Friday before finals week. You will be assigned a team of approximately 4 students and a faculty advisor. The students will collectively spend about 1000 hours working on the project. As a liaison, we ask that you spend an average of 1 hour per week providing guidance to the students. Throughout the academic year, they will professionally present their progress to you and others within your organization, as well as in front of their peers. 

Project recruitment typically begins in January each year. If you are interested, please contact the Project Center


 

SPONSORSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Identify a project and provide a high-level project description. We have a scope worksheet to help with this and you can always contact the Project Center Corporate Relations Manager with any questions.
  • Identify a sponsor liaison from your organization. Liaisons are key to the project’s success, so be sure to find someone who will be engaged and able to provide technical guidance and mentoring to the students. This is also a great leadership experience for the liaison!
  • Plan your internal budget so that it includes the project fee. Provide a project scope and complete the Project Center agreement. Please contact the Project Center to determine the project fee, get your scope approved and get a personalized agreement for your project.
  • Provide feedback. As part of the Jesuit tradition of lifelong learning, we take your feedback seriously and are continuously looking for ways to grow and provide the best experience for our students, sponsors, faculty and staff.

 

2019 Project Center Sponsor List NAMES ONLY

“The senior design sponsorship program at Seattle U is one of that Ingersoll Rand grows from in regards to products and people development, and we are proud to sponsor teams at Seattle University. Ingersoll Rand has even hired one of our recently sponsored Seattle U students into Ingersoll Rand’s highly competitive Accelerated Development Program.”

Eric Lentz Global Engineering and Operational Excellence Leader Ingersoll Rand

Project Center Metrics 2017

 

SciEng Diversity

“Sponsoring an SU Senior Design project has been a valuable and rewarding experience for team members at Physio-Control. In addition to receiving a prototype designed and built by students, this experience fostered internal cross-functional networking and offered our team the satisfaction of engaging with and helping to train tomorrow’s engineers.”

Scott Moser Embedded Software Engineer Physio-Control, now part of Stryker