[F&ES 957b] / 2014-2015

Energy Capstone

Credits: 3

Spring 2015: Time and location TBA

This class satisfies the capstone requirement for the MEM Energy Specialization. The main focus of the class will be a Capstone Project, focused on applied problem solving and relying on the application of knowledge, methodological approaches, and interpretive techniques gained from courses taken during students’ the previous three semesters of study. The instructor will provide a range of project-options suggested by real-world clients. Students may also propose their own projects, with input and advice from the student’s major faculty advisor and/or the specialization coordinator. Projects may involve group work with more than one student.  All Capstone Projects have four basic deliverables that will be evaluated by the instructor and/or specialization coordinator (i) a brief project proposal submitted by the third week of the semester; (ii) a mid-semester progress report; (iii) a final written report; and (iv) an oral presentation of the final project. Feedback will be sought from the client where applicable. An extended abstract describing the project will be published on the School’s (new) Student Research Database, and the oral presentation will be open to the F&ES community