The University of Idaho College of Engineering's annual Engineering Design EXPO is a Vandal tradition. Now in its 28th year, EXPO is the longest-running student engineering and technological innovation showcase in the Pacific Northwest.
Working in teams, engineering students from across disciplines present their projects from our college’s Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Program, recognized by the National Academy of Engineering as one of the best in the nation. For some students, EXPO is the final culminating event before graduating and joining the workforce.
More than 500 students, grades K-12 as well as community colleges, attend EXPO virtually or in-person when possible each year to explore projects that push the boundaries of science and technology and learn more about the University of Idaho.
These students gain a better sense of what it’s like to be an engineering student at U of I by meeting current students and faculty members, and exploring the many project and research opportunities available to undergraduates at U of I.
Representatives and business leaders from across the region attend and help judge the projects presented at EXPO, giving ample opportunity for students to meet and interact with industry leaders who are looking to hire for highly-skilled additions to their teams.
The success of EXPO would not be possible without the overwhelming support from corporate and academic partnerships, including presenting sponsor Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.