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Innovation Day

Senior Design - Innovation Day 

Senior Capstone Design

This is a two-semester team design project in which teams are responsible for preparing a project proposal including a problem statement and need identification, concept generation and down selection and project design.  Teams are further required to develop and demonstrate a proof of concept or prototype.  Project management concepts such as project scheduling, budgets and economic analysis are emphasized in the course.  Additional topics covered include risk assessment, time value of money, cost benefit analysis, ethics, safety, and intellectual property such as copyrights, trademarks and patents.  A final project proposal and oral presentation is required.

About Innovation Day

At UNF, we take great pride in the quality of our engineering students and faculty.  One of the strongest aspects of our engineering education is the Senior Design experience in which, the students are assigned to teams in early September and subsequently work together to develop multiple solutions to a design challenge. Many projects come from the Jacksonville community, nonprofit organizations, local government as well as companies.  Students work diligently to develop the best solution within the given constraints. In Civil Engineering projects, the designs are scrutinized by a Board of Professional Engineers (PEs) from the Jacksonville engineering community. For Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, there is a design-and-build requirement to complete the projects and designs are reviewed by professors following a procedure that mimics design reviews in industry.  The review processes in place as well as the design-and-build requirement were highly praised by the ABET evaluators who visited us in October, 2013.  Each semester, we will showcase the work of our graduating class of engineers on Innovation Day.  We would like to personally invite you to this important event. Come, ask questions (the harder, the better), find out more about what we do and how the next generation of engineers overcome engineering challenges and make an impact in Jacksonville. You may find the next employee for your organization, or decide to become more engaged with SoE and help us accomplish our vision of providing undergraduate programs that are among the best in the country.  We always welcome your help.


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Event Materials

Innovation Day Schedule Spring 2018

Society Meetings and Luncheon

Joint Engineering Society Luncheon:  Join your fellow Northeast Florida engineering society members for a catered lunch hosted by the UNF School of Engineering.  Drs. Chris Brown, Stephen Stagon, and Alan Harris will provide a short update about “community-based engineering” at UNF as well as new programs and opportunities followed by a presentation from Drs. Crowley and Brown summarizing an ongoing assessment engineering failures resulting from Hurricane Irma.  The faculty will also thank society members for their great support to the engineering program in 2017-18.  Student engineering teams will also have tables set up in the banquet hall showing off their senior capstone projects for 2018.  Society members will be able to meet the teams at the beginning of the lunch from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm and after lunch from 1:00 to 1:30 pm.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm followed by the short presentations.  After the presentations, officers of the engineering societies will be asked to provide a brief 2 minute update on their society happenings.  

Student Presentations  

Senior student presentations:  UNF senior engineering students in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering will present their final capstone design projects in classrooms in the University Center.  

Innovation Day Presentation Schedule 2018

Information for High Schools

High school students are invited to come and learn how graduating Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical engineering students use math and science to solve challenging, real world problems. Five high school teams competed for the first annual Jax 2050 competition. 

Event Location and Parking 

UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center  

12000 Alumni Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224 - 2678


The University Center offers complimentary parking to all event attendees. You can find driving instructions at the below link: