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Senior Design at Cal Poly: A Recipe for Success
47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition Proceedings: Orlando, Florida (2009)
  • Robert A. McDonald, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Jordi Puig-Suari, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Dave Esposto, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Bruce Wright, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Abstract

The Aerospace Engineering Department at Cal Poly has, over the years, evolved a unique recipe for Senior Design. This recipe has been applied to the capstone Aircraft and Spacecraft design courses and will soon be extended to an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle design course. This recipe consists primarily of a year long design sequence with a great deal of participation from the region's aerospace industry. The Cal Poly recipe has proven to be both flexible and effective. The authors believe it could be adapted and applied in a similar manner at other institutions with a similar degree of success.

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Publication Date
January 5, 2009
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Copyright © 2009 authors. First published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc..

Citation Information
Robert A. McDonald, Jordi Puig-Suari, Dave Esposto and Bruce Wright. "Senior Design at Cal Poly: A Recipe for Success" 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition Proceedings: Orlando, Florida (2009)
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