Materials Science and Engineering students apply the engineering skills they have acquired. The principles of design, how ethics affect engineering decisions, how professionals communicate ideas and the day-to-day implications of intellectual property.
They begin by researching the problem, brainstorming a range of solutions, and traveling to the sponsor’s site to learn more about the sponsor and the project. Student teams maintain contact with their industrial and faculty mentors, hold meetings, and make presentations on their work. Materials Science and Engineering students submit written reports at intervals throughout the two-semester project timeline, and present oral presentations at the project’s conclusion.