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Risk Reduction Presentations

Risk Reduction Presentations

During Finals Week Each Team will Present to the Rest of the Class. Attendance is required for the complete 3 hours 

Prepare a 12 minute (we will adhere to time limits) presentation that includes:

  1. Overview of the Problem Definition. The whole class needs to understand the project background and objectives.
    • Figures with annotations are key. You can use figures from your sponsor (with appropriate credit), but often teams need to create additional figures to increase clarity.
  2. Functional Requirements (F.R.s) and Constraints of project.
  3. High Risk Areas
  4. Team Risk Reduction Achievements.
  5. Design Solutions under consideration. Make sure to use annotated sketches or CAD.
  6. Remaining questions and unresolved issues
  7. Project Management for next quarter:
    • Milestones with specific objectives and dates. A milestone is an accomplishment of an important step in the project such as demonstration of a subcomponent. A good set of milestones breaks a project down into manageable parts and focuses the team on critical objectives.  
    • Topics for each member's individual component analysis (this is due on Friday of week 1 of 156B)
    • Gantt chart of 156B quarter (indicate where the milestones occur)
  8. Post your presentation and progress reports on your team's webpage (team binders are no longer required)


    1. Post your PowerPoint on the your team webpage under Reports (use the add file button) at least half an hour before the presentation. Bring your presentation on a laptop.
    2. Each student should bring a laptop, smartphone or other connected device which we will use to give feedback on other team presentations.
    3. There is no need to print a hardcopy of your report unless your instructor asks for it.
    4. Turn in signed copies of the following (all stapled together):
    5. After the presentation email the presentation to your sponsor and ask for feedback.
    6. Grading will be based on:
      • How well instructors and class understands the presentation
      • Risk reduction achievements
      • Attendance and feedback provided to other teams
    7. A Peer Review will be emailed out to the class and is due 24 hours after the presentation.

    After the Presentation

    1. Make sure to email to your sponsor a copy of the presentation.
    2. Adjust weekly meetings times with your sponsor if necessary, so yo can start meeting during week 1 of MAE156B.
    3. Compile all feedback you receive from your classmates, TA, and instructor.
    4. Prepare a weekly progress report for a meeting with your instructor during week 1 of MAE156B.