While capstone design sections differ slightly by department, a typical semester entails:
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The Learning Factory helps coordinate the industry partnerships and projects for the senior capstone design courses in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineerng Design, Engineering Science, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering. The Learning Factory also organizes the Project Kick-off and Design Showcase each semester. The Learning Factory is also a building but depending on your project, you may not need to use it - your department's facilities may have everything your team needs.
Awards are given at the end of the semester during the Design Showcase for:
The Best Project, Best Poster, and Boeing Systems Engineering awards are selected by a panel of industry judges based on a set of judging criteria that are assessed at the Design Showcase. The BP People's Choice Award is determined by votes from the audience and participants of the Showcase.
Lockheed Martin gives the Design Excellence Award crystals shown on the right to the 1st place Best Project teams.
Many departments also give awards to recognize outstanding projects in their sections. You should talk to your instructor to see what is available in your department.