Scoring Sheet for Senior Design Project Posters and Papers

Items in Red are Mandatory, please give a numerical grade on each of the six major areas, please circle your estimates on the sub-areas.

Project team name:______________________________________________________

 

1

Engineering goals

__/20

Problem Statement: clear problem definition (identify constraints & alternatives), definition based on customer requirements (demands & wishes)

F  E- E E+

Prototype, test and/or prediction of performance: manufacturability; proof of concept; prototype can be a database which is established or revised.

F  E- E E+

Documentation of problem solution: feasibility analyses (if no prototype); validation and verification (meets customer demands and industry standards)

F E- E E+

Safety, Health & Risk Analysis: safety & risk analysis; demonstration of appropriate mathematical analyses; environmental impact

na  E- E E+

Economic/market consideration: Can it be made? Can people afford it? What is the number of potential users? Mathematical analyses if necessary.  Market survey?

na  E- E E+

2

Creative ability

__/20

Approach: logical analysis, consideration of alternatives; example of generation of ideas, ideation and innovation

F  E- E E+

Originality: new, non-obvious, a contribution to the body of engineering knowledge;

na  E- E E+

3

Thoroughness

__/20

Documentation of effort: e.g., project notebook; Innovation Work Bench; Design  file, etc.

F  E- E E+

Literature review & Patent search, References: primary sources; patents…

F E- E E+

Application of Standards (if applicable): relevant standards cited, e.g., FDA,, ISO, etc.

na  E- E E+

4

Overall Competence in Design

__/25

Proper application of modern engineering techniques, skills and tools to problem

F E- E E+

Demonstrated ability to design system, component or process

F E- E E+

Problem scope: Design difficulty (e.g., open- v. closed-ended problem), magnitude of design challenge; is the problem trivial or not?

na  E- E E+

5

Clarity of presentation

__/10

Engineering layout: easy to read, mix of text and pictures

F E- E E+

Well-written: is it a stand alone summary? Convincing evidence of solution’s quality; links findings to project statement?

F E- E E+

Overall impact: overall communication; convincing that this is a good  solution

F E- E E+

Evidence of teamwork: can the evaluator have a substantive exchange about the project with each team member?

na E- E E+

6

Ethical/Societal/Political considerations:

__/5

Ethical/Societal/Political considerations: Is anyone being excluded? Ethical treatment of subjects (human and animal)?

F  E- E E+

 

 

F indicates failure (< 60%),  na indicates not applicable, E-  indicates performance below expectations (< 80%), E  at expectations (85 +/- 5%), E+  above expectations (95 +/- 5%)

 

 

Judge name: ________________  Nomination for design award? Circle one:    Yes       No

Nomination for design award? Circle one:    Yes       No