Final Project

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ENGR 005, 2008 - Final Project


The final project for ENGR 005 is self-defined. The guidelines are as follows:

  • The project may be a group or individual project
  • You may do a project or research report (I prefer project)
  • Groups can be up to 4 people – not necessarily from your lab section
  • Project can be anything you think you can do in 2-3 weeks (6-10 hours).
  • If you need extra supplies (up to about $40) let me know by Monday (11/17) so we can order.
  • Research project is OK, but some of your references have to be print-based (i.e., not just URL’s)


Some project ideas

Project proposal

  • Oral proposal during lab Thursday, November 20th
    • by the morning of Wednesday, November 19th, let me know in which lab period (A 11:20; B 1:15; C 2:40) you prefer to give your presentation. If possible, also give me an alternate (in case everybody chooses period A).
  • I would like you to give me a paper with name of project, and name of group member(s) on 11/20.
  • Presentation is 3-5 minutes by anybody in group (I realize that all group members may not be able to attend due to class conflicts).
    • Include:
    • Motivation for project
    • Description of project, including block diagram with major components (software and/or hardware)
    • Time line
    • Any equipment required
    • Members of group

Oral Project Presentation


  • The oral project presentation should be from 5-8 minutes in length.
  • I recommend powerpoint (or something similar) on flash drive.
  • A practice presentation will be given on Thursday 12/4 in Hicks 213 (schedule is below).
    • After the practice you will get some immediate feedback that you should use to improve your final presentation.
    • The schedule is very tight - if we start to run over schedule, you may not be able to finish your practice presentation.
    • Make sure you should up at least 10-15 minutes before your practice presentation is scheduled to start.
    • Do at least one practice presentation before Thursday - you should be able to start quickly without discussing who is speaking when....
  • The final project presentation will be given on Tuesday 12/9 in Hicks 213 (same schedule).
    • The schedule is very tight - if we start to run over schedule, you may not be able to finish your practice presentation.
    • I would like you to come to the entire class on Tuesday 12/9 for the final presentations.
  • Include:
    • Description of the proposed project
    • Theory (if any)
    • Procedure (including difficulties)
    • Results/demo as appropriate (I realize this may not be complete by 12/4)


Lab A

  • 11:20 Alade / Nicoludis
  • 11:32 Balch / Scheuing
  • 11:44 Bertaut / Bielenberg
  • 11:56 Burger / Chien / Eyerer / Novack
  • 12:08 Hunter (also - need to start wiki)
  • 12:20 Dyer / Heavenrich (also - need to start wiki)
  • 12:32 Goff

Lab B

  • 1:15 Blekicki / Dinh / Edwards
  • 1:27 Bowers / D'Annunzio / Silverblatt-Buser
  • 1:39 Cabrera / Rutherford / Spector / Williams
  • 1:51 Parasrampuria / Chasins
  • 2:03 Bhandari, Nolan, Pytlar, Zhao
  • 2:17 Saltzman

Lab C

  • 2:40 Pollen
  • 2:52 Martin (also - need to start wiki)
  • 3:04 Koonce
  • 3:16 Pezzola / Weiner
  • 3:28 Stromme / Weinhold (also - need to start wiki)
  • 3:40 Chen / Erturk / Leland

Project report

  • Projects will be on Wiki, started by 11/24
  • Project Wiki completed by 12/10
  • Oral Project Presentation on 12/9 during lab period (5-10 minutes). If it is a group project, presentation must be by somebody other than the person who did the proposal presentation.



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