Sponsored Projects

Sponsored Projects for MAE 156B Winter 2020

Project Preference Form due Saturday February 15 11:59 pm - make sure to fill out all sections

Project Descriptions for Spring 2020


Prior Project List

MAE 156B Course Page

Capstone design projects (aka Sponsored Projects) will begin in MAE156A and be completed in MAE156B.

  • Projects with a preceding * indicate that students will be required to sign a Student Participation Agreement, which assigns patent rights to the sponsor. Only students who offer to sign this agreement voluntarily (in the project preference form) will be assigned to such projects.

  • You will need a Gmail account for the class in order to edit your team webpage that uses Google Sites. If you do not already have a gmail account, please create one one at www.gmail.com, prior to completing the project preference form.

Students will submit their project and teammate preferences. Teams will be made by the course instructors taking student preferences into consideration.

Prior projects can be seen at: https://sites.google.com/a/eng.ucsd.edu/mae156b-projects/


1. Setup Kickoff Meeting.

2. Hold Sponsored Project Kickoff Meeting. Bring forms below to meeting and complete with your sponsor.

MAE156B Engineering Coordinator, Ian Richardson, irichardson@eng.ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8343, EBU2 – B35.

3. Problem Definition Meeting with course instructor.

4. Team meetings with instructor during weeks 9 and 10.

  • Follow guidelines for MAE156B Meetings with Instructors

  • Once you are given access to your webpage, show that you can edit the page and enter basics such as team member names.

5. Setup Team Webpage

6. Risk Reduction Presentation during Finals week.

7. Individual Component Analysis due during Finals week

8. Internal team peer review

  • Instructor will email a peer review link to evaluate your teammates efforts on the risk-reduction.

  • The peer reviews will be kept anonymous from other students in the class, but the averaged results and combined comments from one’s teammates will be emailed to the students being reviewed.

  • It is not proper etiquette to ask your teammates how they reviewed you.

  • Review by peers can be difficulty, but also among the most helpful learning tool.

  • If you choose to add comments in “Areas for Improvement” then comments should also be entered under “Helpful Actions.” Effective feedback focuses on the impact of certain actions rather than on a team member’s personality.

  • A combined rating is provided, here the average score for each student is 1000 points, which reflects the overall contribution of the team member being reviewed.

  • If you enter a combined score of 900 or lower, then comments must be entered to justify this scoring, either to the instructor in the student feedback area.

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