C/EVEN 5/4434 is the capstone design course for EVEN seniors. Students choose a single project from an array of options spanning environmental engineering: water, energy, developing communities, applied ecology, hazardous waste and air quality. Project teams then execute a semester-long project in three phases:
- Project proposal
- Alternatives assessment
- Preliminary design
Each project is an authentic, current issue with a client, technical advisor and industry mentor. Each phase of the project culminates in a written deliverable and oral presentation. Many projects are associated with national competitions.
There are three major course outcomes:
Process From Start to Finish
- Projects are presented to class. Students vote which project they would most like to work on and are assigned to projects and teams.
- Teams create written proposals for their project and present on their proposals.
- Teams complete exhaustive alternatives assessments and present on their findings. Teams defend which alternative is the best fit to meet the project goal.
- Teams create preliminary designs to meet the project goal and present and report on finished products.