Project Presenation and Writeups

Presentation Dec 8, 9-5 pm (50pts)

    1. Use the computer-based presentation program such as Powerpoint, Keynote, Adobe etc.
    2. Quality of the presentation will be evaluated (distinct from details of project).
    3. Prepare in parallel with lab work (do not leave until last minute).
    4. Everybody on team should contribute equally to the presentation.
    5. If possible, demostrate you working project.
    6. Length: 10 minutes for all students. We'lll add 2 min for questions and 3 min for setup/ transition.

More Details:
The audience for these presentations is your fellow classmates.
Signup in Lab (next to the small chalk board) for a presentation time.

This is a summary not everything from your project, but focus on the following area that will form our rubrics:

  • Content
    • Defining the problem
    • Background
    • Talking through your
      • circuits
      • Models
      • Data with model
      • Outcomes / Findings
    • Demos
    • Conclusions Recommendations
  • Style
    • Well spoken
    • Well visualized  (PPT or other computer presentation software)
    • Sharing presentation responsibilities (for joint projects)

Electronic version of the presentations should be uploaded by 6p on Dec 8 on D2L

Project Reports due Friday Dec 12, 5 pm on D2L (50 pts)

  1. Must be a fully polished, typed English document complete with diagrams and data
  2. One report per group
  3. Include theory – key parts (how do they work?)
  4. Compare results to theory
  5. Quality of the manuscript will be evaluated (distinct from details of project)
  6. Record signals during operation for putting in your presentation and proposal.  Please use a web browser to screen capture screenshot images from your oscilloscope over the network. A cellphone camera or other digital camera works well for easily taking a snapshot of the scope or other instrument.
  7. Everybody on team has a part in writing the report. The report should specify how specifically individual members contributed to the building of the project and to the report.

More details:

Build on project proposal (if that was done well).
Should be in the general form of “lab report” or scientific paper.

Scope of overall project
                        Why does this matter
                        What has been done       

Overall design

Components of design
                        Model (mathematical / transfer function/ conceptual)
                        Interpretation for each component

Problems encountered and solutions developed 
Overall outcomes
                        If relevant overall model (descriptive / mathematical if appropriate)
Discussion of outcomes
Conclusion / Possible Next Steps

Grades based on

    1. rubrics above and
    2. originality
    3. degree of difficulty.
    4. execution, i.e. can you make it work
    5. presentation

Week 12 & 13: your team will be making 5 minute presentations on your project. Powerpoint is optional, but may be helpful if you plan to share preliminary results or anything else that requires graphics.
The goal is to communicate:

  • A quick overview of your project.
  • What you did over the last week and what you learned from it.
  • What you plan to work on during the coming week.