Welcome Letter From the Dean

We are proud of our students for their diligence and dedication throughout the school year. Read a letter from our interim dean regarding the grand presentations that our seniors showcased April 29 at Design Day 2019.

Larry Head stands in front of the Engineering Building on the UA campus, smiling with his hands clasped in front of him. He is wearing a short-sleeved navy blue shirt with the Engineering Design Program logo embroidered on the pocket.

Welcome to Design Day!

This is the best day of the academic year! On April 29, our engineering students showcased two semesters of design and development of solutions to technical and societal problems that will improve our quality of life. The capstone design experience in the Engineering Design Program integrates multidisciplinary teams of seniors with real project needs that are identified and sponsored by our industry partners, faculty and student clubs.

This year we had more than 600 students from virtually every degree program offered by the College of Engineering demonstrating 118 projects, some of which will go on to be commercial products. This capstone experience and event are only possible due to the generous support of our industry sponsors, faculty, student clubs, mentors, coordinators, judges and staff. Together we are witnessing the development and growth of the engineers and leaders of tomorrow.

Our engineering students worked hard to be ready for this spectacular demonstration, where they spoke enthusiastically about their work and took the opportunities to explain how they intend to help change the world for the better.


K. Larry Head
Interim Dean, College of Engineering