Friday, May 23 is Senior Project Day at MSOE and more than 80 projects will be on display at the Walter Schroeder Library, 500 E. Kilbourn Ave; Werwath Mall, between the Library and Allen-Bradley Hall of Science; Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway; and Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway.

Throughout their senior year, MSOE students collaborate with classmates on a final project related to their degree program. It’s an opportunity for them to take everything they’ve learned in their time at MSOE and put it to use in a real-life application. The projects are often sponsored by companies looking to solve a problem, and others are driven by a student’s interests.

  • School of Nursing – 10 a.m. to Noon – Student Life and Campus Center, Ruehlow Nursing Complex
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walter Schroeder Library and Werwath Mall
  • Physics and Chemistry Department – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Student Life and Campus Center, second floor
  • Mechanical Engineering Department – Noon to 3 p.m. – Todd Wehr Auditorium


A complete list of projects can be downloaded here (PDF).

Here is a short list of examples:

Formula Hybrid Race Car
Unique features of this hybrid one-seater car include an electronic throttle system and a power combining transmission. Vehicles like this traditionally couple an electric motor and gasoline engine to the wheels via a chain and sprocket system, which averages 83% efficiency, and is 92% efficient at best. MSOE’s vehicle, with the geared transmission and no chains, sees 98-99% efficiency. Students designed and built this vehicle for the SAE Formula Hybrid Competition. Location: Todd Wehr Auditorium

his autonomous ground rover represents the future of agriculture. The Ag-Rover receives commands wirelessly and traverses farmland terrain with full autonomy. It looks like your average Toro Workman MDE, until it starts driving all on its own!  It is part of a robotic system including drones and quadcopters currently being co-developed with Santa Clara University in California. The Ag-Rover will enable large-scale commercial farms to collect data and accurately monitor and micromanage their crops. Location: Todd Wehr Auditorium

Adaptive Camouflage
Military vehicles and equipment are painted with camouflage – which is great until they move into a different terrain. Adaptive Camouflage is a device that captures scenes of the environment and processes the image to determine a pattern for the vehicle that best fits the terrain type. Location: Walter Schroeder Library

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.