Continuing your Project


Groups that wish to continue their projects are encouraged to sign up for Undergraduate Independent Study: ECE 396, ECE 397, ECE 497, or ECE 499.

Funds of up to $500 are available in order to defray project expenses. These funds have been generously provided by the ECE Alumni Fund and may be used for materials and supplies, equipment, computer software, etc. Funds may not be used for salaries or wages. Purchases may be made through the ECE Business Office, ECE Stores or reimbursement of personal funds with proper documentation. More information will be provided upon approval.

Please see the Undergraduate Independent Study Funding page for more details.

The Leung Fund provides another avenue for obtaining funding to continue a project conceived of in ECE 445. Prior projects have also continued through various programs in the College of Engineering's Technology Entrepreneur Center programs, including the Cozad New Venture Competition.

Environmental Sensing for Firefighters

Andri Teneqexhi, Lauren White, Hyun Yi

Environmental Sensing for Firefighters

Featured Project

Hyun Yi, Lauren White, and Andri Teneqexhi earned the Instructor's Award in the Fall of 2013 for their work on the Environmental Sensing for Firefighters.

"Engineering is all about solving real life problems and using the solutions to improve the lives of others. ECE 445 allows you to actually delve deeper into what this really means by providing students the chance to undergo the engineering design process. This requires taking all of the theoretical knowledge, lab experiences, and ultimately, everything that you have ever learned in life, and applying it to your project. Though, there is structure to the course and deadlines in place to measure your team's progress, the actual design, implementation, and success of your project is all determined by you. Unlike any other course that I have taken, I've gained an appreciation for the utilization and benefits of external resources, unforeseen scheduling delays, delegating tasks, and most importantly, teamwork. I consider ECE 445 to be a crash course into real life engineering and a guide to become a successful engineer." -- Lauren White