The capstone experience at the University of Minnesota

Sonia Maassel Jacobsen, Jonathan Chaplin

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Abstract

The capstone course at the University of Minnesota's Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department is evolving along with departmental growth and expansion. A teaching specialist was hired to co-teach the course with a tenured faculty member, bringing 35 years of real world experience. Course details have varied over recent years while exploring options in areas such as use of design notebooks, posters, web site construction, team formation options, team dynamics, project plan presentations, design exercises, use of videotaping presentations, ethics, progress reports, and monitoring team progress and individual contributions. This is a designated writing intensive course at the University of Minnesota and that adds teaching challenges. Project sponsors and projects are recruited and vetted to hopefully provide all students with a positive experience. The paper will present and discuss both failures and successes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781510828759
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 20 2016

Publication series

Name2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016

Other

Other2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/17/167/20/16

Keywords

  • Biofuels
  • Bioproducts
  • Capstone
  • Design
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Food engineering
  • Teaching

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    Jacobsen, S. M., & Chaplin, J. (2016). The capstone experience at the University of Minnesota. In 2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016 (2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.20162381652