Senior Design II - 23228 - CE 4288 - 001 Senior Engineering Design II  Spring 2011

CRBL 204

John Walton

Email: walton"at"utep"dot"edu

Telaquana Mountain, Lake Clark National Park

This course is part one of a two-part senior design course. the primary objective of senior engineering design course is to expose the student to a real-world design or analysis experience. Students work in groups on a project directed by a practicing Professional Engineer or by a Civil Engineering Faculty Member. Secondary goals are to improve written and oral presentation skills, review engineering ethics, and learn more about engineering design.

Textbook:  To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design (Paperback) by Henry Petroski. The bookstore is getting copies and it is available on Amazon for less than $4 a copy. Note that if you get together with friends the postage (which costs as much as the book) will be reduced.

 

 

 

 
Date
Schedule
January 20

Ideas for next time (if there is a next time): Having judges grade final report is good as having judges give major portion of class grade. Feedback must be improved, the most parsimonious way to do this may be to have fewer presentations but have each one immediately followed by a lengthy discussion with feedback from other students, slide by slide analysis, how well the message was conveyed. Make other groups show up by having attendance required and a major portion of grade. Need better ideas for keeping projects on track, perhaps meetings with instructor, group and mentor.

 

Introduce instructor to design teams and projects.

Turn in posters and final powerpoints from last semester.

School and multipurpose center.
a) break into six total groups of about 5 members each
b) brainstorm realistic end of semester goals for each group that provide useful value for clients (do this with entire class since both projects are similar)
c) determine how the set of goals can be broken up for smaller groups; do we have an executive group for each project?
d) what is the final deliverable for the customers?
e) what will be presented at the end of the semester?

 

Turn in group goals and strategies prior to leaving class (draft). Include names and numbers of all group members.

 

January 27

Each group will turn in a project summary. The summary has: names of all students in the group, the overall goals and scope of the project, a list or table of individual tasks, and final project deliverables. Every option considered in the designs must be compared with one or more alternative options based upon cost/benefit analysis.

We will have short presentations. One person from each group (group order and student to present both chosen at random) will explain the goals, schedule, and deliverables for each group in an 8 minute powerpoint presentation. The good and bad aspects of each presentation will be discussed by the class.

February 3

 

UTEP Closed

 

February 10

We will have short presentations. One person from each group (group order and student to present both chosen at random) will explain the goals, schedule, and deliverables for each group in an 8 minute powerpoint presentation. The good and bad aspects of each presentation will be discussed by the class.

February 17

Presentation 1: Engineering Ethics Examples: Each group will make a 12 minute presentation covering at least two engineering ethics examples. Pick examples from any two years. Except by permission each group must pick in the order of Group A - Case 1's; Group B - Case 2's, etc. Note that in some listings the first number is the year, the number after the dash is what we refer to here. Everyone in group must speak.

February 24

Presentation 1: Engineering Ethics Examples: Each group will make a 12 minute presentation covering at least two engineering ethics examples. Pick examples from any two years. Except by permission each group must pick in the order of Group A - Case 1's; Group B - Case 2's, etc.  Everyone in group must speak.

 

 

Sign up for engineering ethics examples for next presentations.

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March 3

Group quiz on oral presentation rubric and PowerPoint rubric

Each group is required to make a web page describing their project. The web page should explain the project and introduce the team members. The site does not have to be elaborate or long. UTEP and many private companies supply free web space. During the class we will have project web page walk through's. A random person in each group will be selected to quickly demonstrate the page.

 

March 10

Preliminary Project Presentations (10 minutes). Group order chosen at random. Each presentation will be discussed afterwards.

 

March 17 (Spring Break)
 
March 24

Preliminary Project Presentations (10 minutes). Group order chosen at random. Each presentation will be discussed afterwards.

 

March 31

Cesar Chavez Day - No Classes

 

 

April 7

 

An individual from each group makes a 7 minute presentation on ethics from

Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F.

Group order and student to present chosen at random.  The group will then lead a class discussion of the issue presented.


April 14

An individual from each group makes a 7 minute presentation on ethics from:

Group order and student to present chosen at random. The group will then lead a class discussion of the issue presented.

April 21 Groups

Practice Final Presentations (dress rehearsal), 10 minute presentations plus questions   See below for order of presentation: Groups A, B, C

April 28 Groups Practice Final Presentations: Groups D, E, F
May 2

All groups practice for Vinton Multipurpose Center Presentation and School Presentation. loccation: Hydraulics Laboratory, 4 PM

These presentations will be for 15 minutes, one person from each group will speak for 5 minutes each

May 3 Presentation to Vinton Village Council and Village Staff; staff meeting in the morning, Council meeting ~ 6:30 PM
May 4 Final reports on web sites by 7 AM Wednesday morning
May 5

Final reports due May 4 as a portion of your web site and emailed to Walton. Final reports must be in MS Word format with a word count of 1800 - 2500 words. Figures are not included in the word count. No typographical or spelling errors are allowed. All appropriate drawings, figures, and tables must be included in the report.

A 200 word summary of your project must be included on the home page of your web site.

We will meet in class to go over Friday's final presentations and how things will be organized.

May 6, 1 PM, Final Presentations

Scheduled from 1-4 PM in business building rooms 319 and 323.

Final Presentations  (need to schedule this), 10 minute presentations plus questions. After the presentations the judges will score the projects, supply feedback to each group, then announce the winner.

Presentations will be in alphabetical order (A-F). Presentations should be put into the computer at the beginning. Each talk will be 10 minutes plus 3 minutes of questions.   (1.5 hours total). You will be cut off if you talk more than 11 minutes.
You should bring a hard copy of your final report to the presentation and hand it to the judges. The report must also be posted prominently on your web site by Wednesday morning (May 4). Make sure that the links from Walton’s web site to yours are correct.
After the presentations the judges will discuss and rank the projects. Each group will be brought in individually for feedback from the judges. At the end everyone will come back and the winner and runner up will be announced.

May 11 School Presentation, time TBD
Project Students

Group A: Vinton Multipurpose Center - Structural

physical scale model

Rafael Gomez Braulio Garcia
Rafael Chavez Abel Pineda
Jose Jaurrieta  

Group B: Vinton Multipurpose Center - Traffic

Traffic, lighting, parking, shade structures, landscaping, pavement design, geotechnical, drainage plan

Lorenzo Cornejo Daniel Torres
Edwin Varela Nick Mercado
Edgar Saucedo  

Group C: Vinton Multipurpose Center - Environmental

remediation, PV, heating and cooling, wind turbine, cost analysis, indoor environmental quality, sustainable site

Isaac Campos Raul Jauregui
Iskra Rodriguez Diana Alvarado
Edmundo Gaytan Fabian Saldivar
Group D: School - Structural

Architecture, structure, physical scale model, layout, passive solar, phase options

Shaddy Castillo Lynda Macias
Jorge Vasquez Sergio Delgado
Stephen Sambrano Nati Montijo
Group E: School - Traffic
David Acosta Marco Murillo
Rafael Gandara Frank Ortiz
   
Group F: School - Environmental
Brad Thompson Gabriela Leyva
Nick Mazzocchi  
Dayami Rodriguez Jose Jimenez

Individual

a) test on To Engineer is Human (10%)
b) attendance, following directions, and participation (10%)

Group

Each group must fill out an evaluation of talks by other groups. The average score on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best) must be 5. The report will include a table showing the individual votes of each team member and the overall ranking. The average score given by each team member must be 5. Due by 5 PM.

Hard copy of slides must be turned in at time of presentation(s).


a) quiz on rubrics (10%)
b) preliminary project presentations (10%)
c) Judge Panel Score (50%)
d) evaluation of other groups (10%)

Group Award

The final award presented at the senior banquet will be based upon the average of the class grades for the group and the votes of the judges.

Missed Classes

Attendance is required and attendance will be taken at the beginning of the class period. Missed classes must be excused in advance.

 

Links:

Center for Ethics in the Professions

Passive Solar Design

Build It Solar