Duncan Marshall’s experience of pitching his team’s project to industry professionals at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science senior design project presentations helped him improve his public speaking skills, patience and ability to clearly convey information.

The event also provided valuable feedback to students, while allowing alumni and industry professionals to draw parallels with their own work. Presenting at the event helped Arielle Williams, a controls engineering manager for Marshalltown, improve her patience, speaking skills and ability to clearly convey information during her presentation. She was proud to see her former interns presenting at the event.

Students who presented at the event will have another opportunity to showcase their progress on their projects at the upcoming annual Engineering Expo on April 25 at Bud Walton Arena.

Alumni Review Senior Design Projects in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

On February 24, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science held senior design project presentations. The event was well-attended by alumni and industry professionals who provided critical feedback to the students on their public speaking skills and project progress.

One of the students who presented, Duncan Marshall, found the experience to be helpful in pitching ideas. Although he felt a bit nervous, Marshall and his team were confident in the progress they had made on their project. The presentation brought up unexpected questions that were specific to their project, allowing them to learn and grow from the experience.

Daniel Schwartz, an alumnus and lead electrical engineer at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, praised the teams for condensing the design work they had done over the last semester and a half. The presentations not only serve as a way to evaluate students for future employment but also allow industry professionals to see the projects students have been working on and draw parallels with their own work.

Presenting at the event helped Marshall improve his patience, speaking skills, and ability to clearly convey information. Despite some questions that were specific to safety concerns that they had planned to address after the presentation, they received valuable advice from experienced professionals to start addressing those issues sooner rather than later.

Arielle Williams, a controls engineering manager for Marshalltown and an alumni of the department, enjoyed attending the presentations. Having gone through similar experiences during her time in the department, she commended the presenters for a job well done. She also expressed her support for the students and was proud to see some of her former interns presenting at the event.

The students will have another opportunity to present their projects at the upcoming annual Engineering Expo on April 25 at Bud Walton Arena.

In conclusion, senior design project presentations provide students with valuable feedback on their public speaking skills while giving them an opportunity to showcase their progress on their projects. The event is not only beneficial for evaluating students’ potential but also allows industry professionals to draw parallels with their own work.

Duncan Marshall found that presenting his team’s project helped him improve his patience, speaking skills, and ability to clearly convey information despite feeling nervous beforehand.

Daniel Schwartz praised

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