Meaningful Solutions for Real Communities
The capstone CE400 Senior Design course provides a comprehensive, team oriented, design experience in which students apply their acquired knowledge and skills toward the solution of an actual problem faced by a local community. The work performed by our students enables our community partners to move from the planning and conceptual stages of a project toward detailed design and construction. Students benefit from the opportunity to work on realistic design problems characterized by real-world constraints. To successfully complete the projects they develop and demonstrate teamwork skills such as individual accountability, cooperation, communication, conflict resolution and leadership. Working with real clients emphasizes need for effective communication to meet the needs of the community. Our students express a high degree of satisfaction in designing infrastructure solutions that will impact the everyday lives of the people who live in these communities.