ECE Senior Design has been fortunate to have great partners from industry and academia to work with our students. Sponsorship provides many benefits such as:


  • Work with bright, enthusiastic students with new ideas
  • Opportunity to evaluate ECE students as prospective employees
  • Implement a proof of concept for a new product solution
  • Access new technologies, approaches, and the latest equipment and tools.
  • Interaction with the NC State community.

Sponsor a Project

Interested in sponsoring a project idea?

Fill out this Project Form and we’ll be in touch to discuss it more!

For more than a century IBM has been dedicated to every client’s success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. They have sponsored projects such as a Cognitive Telescope Network Simulator and Smart Manufacturing for Paper Processing. Learn more about IBM here.

The Army Research Office (ARO) based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., drives cutting-edge and disruptive scientific discoveries that will enable crucial future Army technologies and capabilities through high-risk, high pay-off research opportunities. They have sponsored projects such as Wall of Sound that deters elephants from agriculture area in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more about ARO here.

RIoT serves as a convener for the IoT community. RIoT offers a startup accelerator, R&D lab, educational programs, and more. They have sponsored projects such as Urban Water Monitoring and an Interactive Alphabet Wall. Learn more about RIOT here.

Thanks to our Current Sponsors

Adámas Nanotechnologies
American Society of Naval Engineers
Device Solutions
Duke Energy
FRC East
Institute for Transportation Research and Education
NC State Sustainability Office
Newport News Shipbuilding
Northrop Grumman
Pack Motorsports
SAFE Fire Detection
Texas Instruments
True Line Surveying
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Senior Design Program has an exemption for IP created for students during their project such that NC State University does not own the rights to generated IP. Students and sponsors may negotiate ownership of this IP as part of the Project Agreement.

Financial support statement

Organization Financial Support Comments
Corporate $5000-10,000 per project
Government $5000-10,000 per project
Educational Institutions Parts for personal interest projects appreciated.
$2000-$5000 + parts for funded projects
Start-ups Part reimbursement for unfunded for-profit startups appreciated.
$2000-$5000 + parts for funded projects
Happy to assist start-ups to get on their feet, once funding comes in please remember us with more funded projects or donations.
Individuals Sponsor provided parts for personal interest projects appreciated. OR
$1500 to $2500 if the sponsor budget allows
Individuals with interesting projects not intended for profit are encouraged.
Non-profit Sponsor provided parts for unfunded projects appreciated.
$2000-$5000 + parts for funded projects
NCSU Faculty Contact ECE Senior Design There are a number of ways to structure based on funding
Students None required. Students are welcomed, but not required to bring in their own project ideas.