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2022 senior projects: Impact, optimized

Student teams draw on their MS&E coursework to solve real-world problems along with external sponsor organizations.
four students in front of a yellow wall
The IERH senior project team | Courtesy Jenna Jung, Alejandra Orozco, Aishwarya Mehta, and Sahej Claire

This year’s senior projects infused optimization problems, such as how best to take a company public, with a heavy emphasis on social impact.

For example, one team defined best practices for a homeless shelter's transition from congregate to non-congregate housing. Another helped producers analyze the equity between men's and women's sports coverage on their network. Sponsor organizations ranged from early-stage startups like Metrus Energy, to established firms like ESPN, to non-profits like 3Strands Global Foundation that serve to impact the community at large. 

The participants saw the return of in-person presentations and also the first-ever alumni judges. Six alums attended the presentations and will decide the winning project, to be announced at commencement in June.

Learn more about senior projects, and read descriptions and watch select presentation videos from 2022 on the MS&E senior projects page.