Senior Design Sponsorship

Sponsor Contributions

Committed sponsors are the key to student success. Sponsors provide carefully defined projects as well as ideas, resources, and an engineer or employee who serves as a liaison to the Senior Design team. The liaison provides technical direction, monitors progress, and ensures that the project meets the sponsor’ needs. The liaison should anticipate contact with the team at least twice per month via telephone.

Without sponsors, CEDE—and the real-world learning experience Senior Design projects offer our students—would not be possible. Sponsorship fees are determined based on company size and project scope.

Sponsor Benefits

In addition to receiving a practical project completed by students and faculty members, sponsors have the opportunity to evaluate bright, innovative senior students as prospective employees throughout the design process. Our up-to-date technology and facilities, including an in-house machine shop and a well-equipped electrical engineering test shop, also add to the capacity of the sponsoring company.

Past Sponsors

  • Avista Utilities
  • The Boeing Company
  • CH2M Hill
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • HAAKON Industries
  • HotStart
  • LHC2
  • Parker Aerospace
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort
  • Structural Design Northwest
  • Taylor Engineering
  • UTAS
  • Wagstaff

Become a Sponsor

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Academic Director Toni Boggan at (509) 313-3913 or

502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0026
Phone: (509) 313-3523
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Dr. Stephen E. Silliman
Phone: (509) 313-3522