Preliminary Design Review
ETME489 / EMEC489 Spring Semester 2014
Monday, 3/3/2014
Schedule and Content Notes

ME/MET Capstone 1  Preliminary Design Review "PDR"  project presentations are scheduled to be held in TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS during the 3:10 - 5:00 PM regular lecture time. Sessions will be chaired by the course instructors and course T/As. The presentation locations are shown below:

                                  ETME/EMEC 489 Capstone 1
Preliminary Design Review Schedule
  Audience consists of Faculty, Advisors, sponsors, and CAPSTONE 2 Students,
Last Names beginning with letters
A - K
Audience consists of Faculty, Advisors, sponsors, and CAPSTONE 2 Students,
Last Names beginning with letters
L - Z
  Session 1 Session 2
  Johnson Hall Reid Hall
Start Time Room 339 Room 101
3:15 Composites Lab - Desktop RIM system-  LANL Remote Lid Lifter
3:30 LANL- Metal Bladder -  HIO Culture Flow System
3:45 LANL- Composite shell-  Haas 4th-axis placement device
4:00  Bread Loaf Coring Machine EMAT 252 Impact Tester
4:15  Individualized Petfood Dispenser  Collapsable Highway Sign
4:30  Adaptive Snowboarding Apparatus  Composite Mountain Bike Suspension Damper
4:45  LANL Mechanical Wear Tester  

Scheduling and Mechanics:
Students - All students are expected to share equal portions of their group presentation preparation and/or delivery workload, and each student is expected to attend ALL presentations during the session in which they present.
Bring a USB drive with your presentation contents, and be sure to check that all needed files are present and functional.

Presentation Format:  
A few minutes are available at the beginning of each class for loading presentations onto computer, etc: Once presentations begin, 
*Not more than 10 minutes
are allocated for each group presentation, followed by up to 5 minutes for interactive Q&A with audience.
*MAXIMUM of 15 minutes per group: We cannot extend beyond this time limit, be sure presentation content fits these constraints!
*Student groups should invite advisors, sponsors, and any other interested individuals.
*Dress code = business casual.
*Powerpoint use is recommended. It is not mandatory, but PPT presentations are generally considered the standard method for conveying this type of information.
*Other options include handouts, pass-around articles, video, etc...

Content:
At a minimum, your presentation/discussion should include the following elements

It is possible that some groups may have made progress beyond the above minimum level: For instance, analysis or modeling of the preferred configuration may be under-way. That is fine, as long as all intermediate steps have been properly addressed:  You should consider the above list a minimum level of achievement at this stage of the term.

Evaluation:
Group PDR Performance will be evaluated by the instructor based on the content recommendations listed above. Written feedback from attendees will also be solicited.
PDR accounts for 10% of the course grade, per the grading criteria stated in the course syllabus.