Engineering Seniors Leave Their Mark on UCI

Get excited for the annual Display Day, to be held on June 13th from 9am-noon, in the Engineering Plaza!

Formula SAE Vehicle      Stair-Climbing Wheelchair
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This event, hosted and sponsored by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will give seniors an opportunity to showcase their year-long senior design project to friends, students, alumni and faculty. The project is the culmination of what students have learned throughout their years at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. From race cars to cement canoes (yes, they do float!), these displays will demonstrate the innovative, creative minds of engineering students. The main focus of the design project is to use classroom theories and apply it to unique inventions. Held the day before commencement, seniors will proudly display their hard work and efforts and leave their mark on UCI before they graduate.

Past projects have included:

  • Formula SAE Vehicle — Miniature formula race car as part of the national SAE design competition [picture 96KB]
  • SAE Mini-Baja — Off-road vehicle as part of the national SAE design competition
  • Robot Arm — Computer-controlled grasping and articulating joint
  • Stair-Climbing Wheelchair — Track-drive wheelchair for going up and down stairs [picture 141KB]
  • Electric GoKart — Conversion of a standard go-kart to electric power

If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact Chantal Quintero at (949) 824-8546 or

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