Provost’s Prize The Provost’s Prize recognizes the most outstanding Senior Capstone Design Project of the College of Engineering’s Design Day as judged by a panel of engineers from industry and the Deans of the College of Engineering. The winning team is selected from the winners of the Prism Venture Partners Prize (electrical and computer engineering) and the Thomas Alva Edison Undergraduate Design Award (mechanical engineering). The selection is made by a panel consisting of the Dean of the College of Engineering, two Associate Deans of the College of Engineering, a judge of the Prism Venture Partners Prize, and a judge of the Thomas Alva Edison Undergraduate Design Award. The decision is based upon the quality of: Formulation of problem definition, including constraints, specifications, customer needs, etc. Design synthesis, including development of design alternatives and formulation of final design. Engineering modeling and analysis, including predictive modeling, calculations, and evaluation. Prototype, model, or product produced. Communication of the project and performance or predicted performance of product in written, oral, and visual forms Creativity and innovation play a significant role in the selection. A substantial consideration should be the potential impact the project has on the sponsor, industry, and society.