Sponsor Packages & Benefits

There are several levels of sponsorship for our interdisciplinary Engineering Design Program. All sponsorship dollars
support project expenses, as well as one year of program administration and mentoring.
Please contact us to learn more about our unique sponsorship opportunities!

Sponsor and Mentor a Design Project

$10,000/year

(Industry)

Additional project funding is sometimes necessary on a team-by-team basis

Get early access to recruit top engineering students

Find a fresh perspective on a problem you really want solved

Sponsor and Mentor a Design Project

$6,500/year

(Faculty and Student Clubs)

Additional project funding is sometimes necessary on a team-by-team basis

More patents result

Student interest drives more papers and exhibits produced

Sponsor an Award in a Select Area of Excellence

$500-2,500+/year

*Limited Availability

Name an award for your company

Media attention on Design Day

Brand representation at Open House and Design Day

Sponsor Design Day or the Program as a Whole

$1,000+/year

Increments

Increase your organization's visibility in the UA community

Opportunity to sponsor ENGR 498 internships

What’s required from sponsors?
Raise your company’s public profile by sponsoring a senior design project at the University of Arizona.

Become a Sponsor

What You Provide

– A meaningful, open-ended interdisciplinary design project

– A mentor who is interested in the specific project and in working with young engineers, who can attend several on-campus design reviews, and can meet or teleconference with the team on a periodic basis

– Sponsors have the option of providing additional cash or in-kind funding (materials, equipment, specialized manufacturing help, etc.) for their projects if needed.

What You Get

A team of 4-6 senior engineering students work on your project from August-May and proceed through:

– Requirements definition and
preliminary design

– Conceptual design
– Details design and analysis
– Implementation and testing

You will receive a working prototype and test results at the end of the academic year, together with a final report from each team you sponsor.

University Resources

Design teams have access to a wide array of resources at the University of Arizona. These include electrical benches, a machine shop, wind tunnels, computer simulation and modeling software, materials testing equipment, rapid prototyping, optical labs plus the wide range of expertise provided by the faculty.

Sponsor Benefits

By sponsoring a senior design project, you can outsource design work to a team of motivated students for a fraction of private cost. You’ll find a new source of fresh perspectives for a problem you really want to have solved. By participating in the UA Senior Design Program, you get early access to top engineering students who are about to graduate. You also directly impact the development of engineering students!

How to Formulate a Successful Project:

Choose an invigorating problem that you or your company really want solved. Real-world projects are more significant and meaningful for both you and your student team.

Propose a project that is open-ended enough to allow your design team to use their creative talents.

Please do not choose a project involving only the accumulation of published information and/or test data. (A “task-type” project may not provide the latitude for the “fresh approach” thinking which your team can bring to the project).

Projects should be designed to draw from across many of the engineering disciplines that participate in the ENGR 498 Interdisciplinary Engineering Design program.

Avoid projects that involve extensive amounts of classified materials.

Plan for a project that can be completed within the academic year (roughly 1,500-1,800 hours of labor).

Seek a project which will stand on its own and which is not on the critical path of a program that has a stringent deadline.

Establish concrete, measurable goals and define how success will be determined.