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4th Year Biomed Practicum Summer Work...
 

Engineering Practicum  / Biomed Practicum

2017 Summer Assignment

This assignment is an individual assignment.

 

Part 1

       Research and select a company or organization for a work-based learning project in an engineering or technology area of choice. Cite specific textual evidence from the organization’s literature, as well as independent news articles to summarize:

  1. The mission and history of the organization
  2. Headquarters and organizational structure
  3. Products or services provided
  4. Credentials required for employment and how they are obtained and maintained
  5. Policies and procedures
  6. Reports, newsletters, and other documents published by the organization
  7. Website and contact information

       Search for the resumes of engineers and technologists retrieved from the websites of institutions, organizations, or professional networks. Discuss what is typically included in the resumes of engineering and technology professionals, compare and contrast several examples, and create a personal resume modeled after elements identified in the search.

       Conduct a job search and simulate the experience by researching local employment options. In preparation for a future career in engineering or technology, complete an authentic job application form and compose a cover letter following guidelines specified in the vacancy announcement.

Part 2

Create a portfolio www.weebly.com (EVERYONE WILL HAVE THEIR VERY OWN WEBSITE) or similar collection of work, that illustrates mastery of skills and knowledge outlined in the previous courses and applied in the practicum. The portfolio should reflect thoughtful assessment and evaluation of the progression of work involving the application of steps of the scientific inquiry or engineering design process (depending on the nature of the work-based learning project). The following documents will also reside in the career portfolio:

  1. Career and professional development plan – what do you plan to do in the future and how will you achieve that goal
  2. Personal Resume
  3. List of responsibilities undertaken through the courses while at Central Magnet
  4. Examples of visual materials developed and used during the course (such as graphics, drawings, models, presentation slides, videos, and demonstrations)
  5. Description of technology used, with examples if appropriate
  6. Periodic journal entries reflecting on tasks and activities
  7. Feedback from instructor and/or supervisor based on observations

Part 3

Secure a mentor for the 2017-18 thesis project

Mentor Name - __________________________        Profession - ____________________

Phone Number - ___________________      Email - ________________________________

 

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Senior Thesis Proposal Form

Your senior thesis proposal must be typed and is due to the Biomed Senior Thesis Project Coordinator on or before August 18, 2017.

Your Senior Thesis Proposal must include 4 typed paragraphs. Please respond to each of the items listed below in your proposal.

Paragraph One

  • Includes a statement of purpose and the general subject area of the thesis.           ___Yes ___No
  • Explains why this subject/topic was selected.                                                           ___Yes ___No
  • Explains how the senior thesis will challenge the student.                                        ___Yes ___No

 

Paragraph Two

  • State the topic and focus of the research paper.                                                      ___Yes ___No
  • Explains what is already known or has been accomplished in this area.                 ___Yes ___No

 

Paragraph Three

  • Explains what the project, model, presentation will be about.                                  ___Yes ___No
  • Explains who (mentor) will be selected and why.                                                     ___Yes ___No

 

Paragraph Four

  • Explains how this thesis project will impact the student personally.                         ___Yes ___No
  • How is your project different or what are you adding to that is already known?       ___Yes ___No

 

 

Senior Thesis Proposal Format – The Senior Thesis Proposal must be typed in 12 point “Calibri” or “Arial” font (1.0 or 1.5 spacing). The proposal must have this cover sheet with all blanks below completed.

 

Student’s Signature ____________________________________ Date Completed _____________________ Honor Code statement: _________________________________

 

 

NOTE – Please attach this form to your senior thesis proposal and submit to the Senior Thesis Project Coordinator by 8/18/17.

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Senior Thesis Due Dates*:

*These dates are subject to change.

Proposal Form

August 18, 2017

Problem Statement - Biomedical

Introduction - Argument

Proposal – Problem/Solution Paper

Problem Statement - Engineering

August 31, 2017

Review of Literature

Research Purpose/Background Info/Hypothesis - Biomedical

Identification of prior attempts/patent search - Engineering

September 22, 2017

Methodology

State and justify the procedures, materials and methods used to conduct your experiment and research – Biomedical

Design Requirements/Decision Matrix – Engineering

October 20, 2017

Results – Biomedical

Body - Argument

Proposal – Problem/Solution

Create a prototype - Engineering

January 26, 2018

Discussion – Biomedical

Conclusion – Argument

Solution – Proposal

Testing and Analysis - Engineering

February 23, 2018

Thesis or Project Due and ready to present

March 18, 2018

Reflection of Thesis

April 13 or April 28

 
 
 
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Scientific Literature...
Reading and Analyzing this type
 
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Writing a Scientific Paper
 
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