(Updated 8/27/2016) This is my thirteenth year coaching mechanical engineering seniors in their Capstone project. Each year, as an adjunct faculty member I have been assigned to five or six students to guide them through the product development process. This has been very satisfying helping these students apply their academic skills to real projects. If you are considering engineering as a profession, or trying to choose a senior project, here are some examples. If you want to experience a team working on an entire senior project, I strongly recommend you read, “Cutting Edge,” in my book, “Engineering Stories.” You will experience the whole product development process in a one hour read.
Best Regards, Ken Hardman
About Kenneth Richard Hardman
AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them.
Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips