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The Importance of Alumni in Industry for Engineering Management Capstone Senior Design
Proceedings of the 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010 (2010, Fayetteville, AR)
  • Stephen A. Raper, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

Recently, the Engineering Management Department at the Missouri University of Science and Technology launched a more traditional capstone senior design class. The class was to be launched during the fall 2009 semester after much preparation, planning, and relationship developing with potential industry partners. However, the Fall Semester 2008 ABET accreditation visit and the possibility of a cited "weakness" with specific reference to an inadequate capstone senior design experience, required the department to immediately offer the class during the spring 2009 semester. Fortunately the department was able to contact a manufacturing company where one of our outstanding alumni was employed and quickly developed viable capstone senior design projects. The department subsequently partnered with the same company for three consecutive semesters. This paper discusses how this particular partner has contributed to the department's continuous improvement efforts as required by ABET.

Meeting Name
31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010 (2010: Oct. 13-16, Fayetteville, AR)
Department(s)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Abet,
  • ABET accreditation,
  • Capstone senior design,
  • Continuous improvements,
  • Engineering management,
  • Manufacturing companies,
  • Potential industries,
  • Science and Technology,
  • Accreditation,
  • Education,
  • Industry,
  • Design
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
978-1-61782-444-9
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2010 American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
10-1-2010
Citation Information
Stephen A. Raper. "The Importance of Alumni in Industry for Engineering Management Capstone Senior Design" Proceedings of the 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010 (2010, Fayetteville, AR) (2010) p. 75 - 78
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen-raper/12/