Personal Goals and Self-Reflection Assignments
Project Assessment Information
Project 1 Presentation Guidelines
Present the most interesting, most exciting, or most valuable aspect of your project to the rest of the class. Do not try to present everything you did in the project. Do not attempt to explain everything you did and everything you discovered in the project. I’m thinking one to three slides and some compelling analytical storyline that illustrates science, engineering, and context. Present some experimental finding with your interpretation, discuss what it means for your product, and help us understand some environmental or societal implications.
Project 2 Presentation Guidelines
Rather than an in-class slide show, we're opting for a gallery talk for the Project 2 presentations. Please print one or two micrographs in a small poster size (e.g., 16" x 20"), as well as an image description plate for each micrograph (see Exam 5 for an example). Hang your images in the AC 4th floor hallway.
Prepare a short (~3-5 min) presentation in which you describe what we see (e.g., the phases and microstructures) in your micrographs, why we see these things (connect to processing, phase transformations), and why we care (properties and performance). Remember that the goal of this project was to connect microstructure, processing, properties, and performance in context, so don't forget to use materials science theory to support your explanations, e.g., dislocations and strengthening mechanisms, phase diagrams, kinetics and thermodynamics of phase transformations, and solid state diffusion. Help your peers see what you're seeing in the structures, understand how the structure developed, and gain insights into how the microstructural features contribute to the properties and performance of your materials.
Overview of Final Deliverables
For more information on this course, please contact
Jonathan Stolk, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Needham, MA 02492