Projects Day

May 2, 2019

20th Anniversary

Each year, hundreds of cadets from all academic departments participate in Projects Day by presenting a design, project, or thesis. Whether individually or as a team, cadets demonstrate their ability to integrate academic and military knowledge and skills, as well as demonstrate presentation and communications skills. The event also gives cadets a chance to explore majors, learn from examples, and fulfill integrative experience requirements.

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Ongoing Projects

2019 Projects Day

Cadets showcase the projects they've worked on during the 2018 - 2019 academic year.

Projects Day highlights academic excellence across USMA showcasing leaders of character who think critically, internalize their professional identity and will employ their education to help build the Army and the nation’s future.

Firsties present more than 230 capstone projects and theses during West Point's annual Projects Day. Projects included everything from inventions to research papers to scientific experiments.

Cadets have invented a concrete canoe, unmanned aerial vehicles, robots, and a bionic foot, to name a few. They have written theses about micro brewing, Iranian nuclear politics and control of the CIA under Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

Cadets are able to develop a research project and pursue a research topic through a thesis or capstone project or expand on practical experience gained on an Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) that may be sponsored by external organizations.

"A lot of these cadets are briefing the clients who sponsored these projects and who will possibly take those projects back into their own organization and use them for the Army or DOD or for industry." -- COL Rob Kewley

"The greatest benefit our cadets get is a team-based design experience with an open-ended problem. There is no one answer, so it's a culminating event that challenges them." -- COL Joseph Hanus

"You have all these agencies and corporations give you a project and the project ends up being a real-world problem, (the cadets) need to mature intellectually and with regard to their own self-confidence through this process." -- Dr. Kenneth McDonald

Our Mobile App

To download and install the app:

To open a version of the app in your web browser, click the button below. Depending on your device, you can visit the Apple app store or Google Play, search for and install the West Point branded app by entering the event code: projectsday

2019 Projects Day Web App
Projects Day Mobile App

Our Mobile App

Projects Day Mobile App

To download and install the app:

To open a version of the app in your web browser, click the button below. Depending on your device, you can visit the Apple app store or Google Play, search for and install the West Point branded app by entering the event code: projectsday

2019 Projects Day Web App

Projects Day Facts

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Projects Entered

for the 2019 Projects Day

800+

Cadets Presenting

Cadet teams from all departments work with a faculty advisor to create unique and useful approaches to solving problems.

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Sponsors

Providing material and informational support to cadet projects.

Faculty Panel

May 1, 2019

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Past Brochures

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