For all MEEN 4263/4 Students
Checklist of what needs to be done before grades are submitted for Senior Design:
Updated November 29, 2018
1. Complete the Multidisciplinary Survey on SurveyMonkey, here is the weblink: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/33Z3B56†
2. Complete the following MEIE Departmental undergraduate survey, ALL SENIOR DESIGN STUDENTS must fill out the survey, I may delay entering the grades who do not fill out the survey. The survey will be given through Surveymonkey.com, and may take up to 25 minutes. CLICK here:† https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PK29V8K
Old info below, not correct, talk to Grady Isensee
3. Our scheduled final exam date of Wednesday Dec 9, 2015 at 1:20 pm, but that is right after MEEN 3349. I recommend we start at 2:30 pm. You do not need to turn in your student portfolios, but you do need to turn in a team binder.
4. Check your email account for emails from me, at least daily. There will be at least one additional survey that will count as a quiz and HW points.
5. Complete the Multidisciplinary Survey on SurveyMonkey, here is the weblink: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QNSCGVL It will count as a 20 point quiz.
6. Complete the following MEIE Departmental undergraduate survey, ALL SENIOR DESIGN STUDENTS must fill out the survey, It will be counted as a 40 pt HW assignment. I may delay entering the grades who do not fill out the survey. The survey will be given through Surveymonkey.com. DO NOT GO TO THE DEPARTMENTAL WEBSITE TO FILL OUT, CLICK here: ME Graduating Senior Survey, click here
3. Your Final Project report is due Wednesday Dec 9, 2015 at 1:20 pm. Both electronic copies of presentation and report are due in Dropbox, and paper copies are to be handed in.
4. Send a copy of your final project report to each of your mentors, also thanking them for their help.
5. Fill out the team evaluation sheet on yourself and team members (we will do in class on the last day, or I may have you do online).
Final Presentation and Report Notes
1. Your final report (paper copy) must be turned in at the beginning of presentations on Wednesday Dec 9, 2015. An electronic copy of the report must be put in the dropbox folder at the same time. Both required.
2. Project Notebooks must also be turned in at that time.
3. Any Team who had a qualified reviewer come to the Senior Design Presentations, and can stay the whole time, and reviews all presentations will also get 40 extra HW points.
4. Dress up!
5. Use the updated grading sheets on the web to finish preparation of your project report and presentation.
1. To clean up after yourselfÖ. Especially any labs and machine shop. Donít leave it to Carlos, even if he says to leave it to him. Clean up after yourself in all other labs as well.
2. For first semester teams, keep track of all components, supplies, etc that I have purchased for you, and leave them in the manufacturing lab, if possible. If you are going to be working on them someplace else during the summer, let me know.
3. Grades could be affected for those who donít clean up after themselves, and donít take care of school property.
4. Please remember to thank those who helped you off campus, and clean up there too, we donít want to leave people with bad memories of TAMUK students.
*********************************** Old Spring Semester info ******************************
For the Senior Design Conference on May 1, 2015 in the Engineering Complex:
a. Arrive and get checked in by 8 am.
b. Load your presentation on the computer in your assigned room, on the desktop of that computer, in a folder with your team name and department. Keep a back-up copy on a USB flash drive.
c. Give me a paper copy of your presentation, and make sure an electronic copy is on Dropbox at 8 am.
d. You can attend any presentation, but be in your assigned room 10 minutes before your presentation is scheduled to start. Communicate with your team members.
e. Dress up for the occasion!
Final Project Report Checklist
o Make sure your report follows the report template
o Ensure that all items that need to be referenced, are referenced, and that you follow the Vancouver  reference style.
o Ensure that Table Headings are on the top of the tables, and that numbered Figure captions are on the bottom of figures.
o Address each of the following sections:
1. Introduction of project, clear and reasonable objectives, background/ previous work? Is there an executive summary?
2. Is the design or development history covered? Were several options for components/parts considered? Were decision-aiding criteria, matrices/charts, analyses used?
3. Is the final or current project design discussed in detail, including estimated costs, appropriate budgets?
4. Are the first or second semester objectives fulfilled?
5. Are designs, decisions, shapes, selection, etc supported by appropriate engineering analyses? (ie. Spreadsheet, Matlab, FEA, CFD, hand calcs)
6. Adequate #, type of technical Drawings, sketches, 3-d views, consistent for semester? 2nd Semester Teams should have technical drawings for every designed component, but they can be printed in 8x11 format.
7. Is a schedule/GANNT chart presented and discussed? Were schedule-related issues discussed? Was the team on schedule? If not, why not? Solutions to schedule issues?
8. Are Conclusions, Lessons Learned, Suggestions for Future Work each discussed? How were the semester objectives fulfilled? What were the challenges?
9. Proper report format? Organized? Story flows? References, grammar, spelling?
10. Complete Project notebook, including printouts, web pages, quotes, calcs, etc. Is there evidence the notebook was really kept, used, or just put together at the last minute.
 Wikipedia, "Vancouver system," en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_system, Nov. 21, 2013
Final Project Presentation Checklist
o Use Powerpoint for slides.
o Plan to take about 1-2 minutes per slide. You will have 20 minutes total. Plan about 18 minutes for talking, 2 minutes for questions. Don't go over time, but don't leave time.
o Try to have each team member speak only once. Practice presentation several times together, decide who will answer which questions.
o Anticipate questions, have note cards, have extra material if needed, to deal with questions.
o Address each of the following sections:
1. Is there a clear, concise introduction of the project, clear and reasonable objectives, background/ previous work?
2. Are the design sequences/choices explained? Were several options for most components/parts considered? Were decision-aiding criteria, matrices/charts, analyses used?
3. Was the multi-disciplinary and team aspects of project discussed briefly?
4. Was the impact of the project on or by local and/or global society discussed briefly?
5. Is there evidence that the presented work, including designs, part selections, fabrication of components, schedule, cost estimates, budgets, weight, power, other budgets, reasonably fulfills first or second semester objectives.
6. Are designs, decisions, shapes, selection, etc supported by appropriate engineering engineering analyses? (ie. Spreadsheet, Matlab, FEA, CFD, hand calcs)
7. Is a schedule/GANNT chart presented and discussed? Were schedule-related issues discussed? Is the team on schedule? If not, why not? Solutions?
8. Are Conclusions, Lessons Learned, Suggestions for Future Work discussed? Presentation clear & organized? Professional style and quality? Suitable demos? Considered Intended Audience? (a technically oriented person, who may not be familiar with your project)