Strategies to engage capstone design course sponsors in high-priority, client-focused projects

H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth A. Croft, Antony Hodgson, Jon Mikkelsen, Paul Winkelman

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Capstone design courses are a mainstay in undergraduate engineering education worldwide. With an increasing awareness by students of sectors such as disability, sustainable development and technologies for developing countries and an increasing attraction to these priority areas, instructors are responding by developing industrial and community service contacts that have a clear human-need component. This paper describes strategic factors in developing contacts within and outside the university environment. By generating a professional environment to attract projects in priority areas, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is operationalizing its commitment to providing education in areas students find most relevant to their future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational CDIO Conference 2010
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational CDIO Conference 2010 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 15 Jul 201018 Jul 2010
Conference number: 6th


ConferenceInternational CDIO Conference 2010
Abbreviated titleCDIO 2010

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