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The Center for High Performance Manufacturing (CHPM) at Virginia Tech is seeking partners for our Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Senior Design Projects. 

All questions answered YES----definitely

10 or more answered YES---probably

Less than 10 answered YES—let’s talk about it

None answered YES—start looking for another project

 

  • Will my company policies allow a team of undergraduates to work on-site?

  • Is an ISE solution methodology really a good way to address my problem?  (e.g., lean redesign, quality improvement, modeling & simulation, methods analysis, etc.)

  • Can this problem wait until August before anyone investigates potential solutions?

  • Can I wait until next April before I see a final solution?

  • Is the project important to our success yet not critical to the safe and effective operations of our business?

  • If the team does not deliver a solution I’m happy with, can I live with that?

  • Can I provide the necessary data to the team in a timely manner so that they can understand the process and identify the problem?

  • Am I comfortable with a team telling me that what I think is the problem actually is not the problem?

  • Will the time spent be worth the monetary investment my organization will make?

  • Do I have a person I can dedicate for 2 to 3 hours per week as the main POC throughout the life of the project?

  • Do I have a person I can trust to mentor the team throughout the life of the project?

  • Can I hold the team accountable for real results that will help my organization?

  • Will I really treat the student team members as I would other ISE professionals?

  • Can I commit to attending Senior Symposium in late April?

Elite Partner - $100,000 Commitment 

Partners at this level agree to mentor at least five project teams; attend the Senior Symposium; provide a logo and website link for display on the Senior Design website and the Senior Symposium program; provide a full size display booth at the Senior Symposium. 

Premium Partner - $20,000 Commitment 

Partners at this level agree to mentor two project teams; attend the Senior Symposium; provide a logo and website link for display on the Senior Design website; provide a table-top display during the Senior Symposium. 

Advanced Partner - $10,000 Commitment 

Partners at this level agree to mentor one project team; attend the Senior Symposium; and, provide a logo for display on the Senior Design website. 

Partner- $5000 Commitment (Small Business & Non Profits) 

Partners at this level agree to mentor one project team and attend the Senior Symposium. 

By becoming a partner, you will mentor a Senior Design team. Please consider one of the partnerships when filling out the project request form.

CONTACT US

ISE Senior Design Program
Hours: 8a.m. - 5p.m.
Ph: 540.231.1810

Matt Earnest, Director
Center for High Performance Manufacturing
Email: mearnest@vt.edu