The Experience and Assessment
The significance of student results and the success of attained goals is clear. Below are results of five years of sponsor surveys for Engineering Technology ET 490, MEE/ECE 431L and MEE/ECE 432L. Results are significant in more than 76 percent of the projects, and goals have been attained or exceeded in more than 85 percent of the projects.
- Significant = 76%
- Moderate = 23%
- Low = 1%
ATTAINING GOALS AND DELIVERABLES:
- Exceeded = 24%
- Attained = 61.5%
- Nearly Met = 13%
- Failed = 1.5%
The Innovation Center's projects have significantly increased, which can be attributed to expanded enrollment in nearly all of the engineering disciplines and the inclusion of international students to the upper level engineering programs.
"We hire engineers who understand the business aspect for solving customer problems. It's a balance that relates to non-engineering courses including economics, accounting, and finance. I have eight engineers in my company and they understand the business aspect and cost estimating." —Tim McCormick, President, Global Gauge Corporation