I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with the BYU Mechanical Engineering Capstone program. We surveyed hundreds of alumni of the Capstone program to gauge what was most valuable to them. We published our work through the American Society of Engineering Educators, “Industry Experience and Perspective: A Survey of Advice Brigham Young University Capstone Alumni Share with Incoming Students.”
Major take-away: “Provide students with many more project-based learning experiences in teams from the very beginning of their academic careers.” This is one of the reasons that I have started the BYU Creativity, Innovation, and Design Group. Our website is innovation.byu.edu.
Authors: Taylor Halverson, Robert Todd, Chris Mattson, and Gregg Warnick