This is the capstone course in the Bishop Canevin Engineering program. It is an open-ended engineering R&D course in which students work individually to design and develop an original solution to a topic chosen in an engineering discipline of their interests by applying the engineering design process. Students will perform research to select, define, and justify a problem in order to develop and test prototypes. Students will present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. This could include participation in PJAS or PRSEF science fair competitions. While progressing through the engineering design process, students will contact industry experts for advice, honing their organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
PREREQUISITE: Faculty recommendation, research topic approved