Projects

This page describes the work required for the team projects - a development notebook and three team presentations - along with the contributions of the 20.902 student mentors.

See the Project Documentation section below for the results produced by each team.

Project Development Notebook

This assignment has three parts, to be submitted at various points during the term:

  • Team Facebook page
  • Team contract
  • Project log
    • A sample of a superb project log from prior year ( PDF - 1.1MB) (Courtesy of Charlotte Yang, Angela Chang, Alex Rodriguez, and anonymous MIT student JE. Used with permission.)

Team Presentations

Each team will give three presentations during the course of their work.

  • 3 Ideas Presentation ( guidelines)
  • Technical Specification Review ( guidelines)
  • Final Presentation with supporting technical documents ( guidelines)

Team Mentoring by 20.902 Students

Each 20.020 freshman team will be mentored by one or more 20.902 students. As part of their grade for the term, the 20.902 students are required to submit the following documents

  • Progress reports: summaries of the 20.020 team’s work
  • Mentoring journals: summaries of the 20.020 team’s dynamics

These are due on the day of their team’s 3 Ideas, Tech Spec and Final presentations.

Team Progress Reports

Each report should be a one to two page summary of your freshman team’s work and a summary of your contributions to accomplishing the project. Each report is due on the day of your team’s presentation.

  • 3 Ideas progress report
  • Tech Spec progress report
  • Thee Final Briefing progress reports, including suggested grades for the contribution of each team member to the content of the final project.

A sample progress report, modfied from the Spring 2008 class ( PDF). (Courtesy of anonymous MIT student. Used with permission.)

Team Mentoring Journal

Each report should be a one to two page summary of your freshman team’s dynamics and a summary of your contributions to the workings of the team. Each report is due on the day of your team’s presentation.

  • 3 Ideas progress report
  • Tech Spec progress report
  • Thee Final Briefing progress reports, including suggested grades for the contribution of each team member to the content of the final project.

A sample progress report, modfied from the Spring 2008 class ( PDF). (Courtesy of anonymous MIT student. Used with permission.)

Project Documentation

The following selected project files are presented courtesy of the students and used with permssion.

TEAM PROJECT DEVELOPMENT NOTEBOOK MILESTONE
PRESENTATIONS
FINAL DOCUMENTS

**Boost the Body
**(Hepatitis C treatment)

Students: Samira Daswani, Leanna Morinishi, Jenny Zhou

Mentor: anonymous MIT student

Contract ( PDF)

3 Ideas ( PDF)

Tech Spec ( PDF)

Final presentation ( PDF)

ENERGYneering
(algae biofuel)

Students: Ragheb El Khaja, Abi Jain, and two anonymous MIT students

Mentor: Julie Norville

 

3 Ideas ( PDF)

Tech Spec ( PDF)

 

Meat!
(in vitro food)

Students: Ryan Alexander, Janice O’Brien, and anonymous MIT student

Mentor: anonymous MIT student

 

3 Ideas ( PDF)

Tech Spec ( PDF)

 

**oncoCURES
**(early metastasis detection)

Students: Two anonymous MIT students

Mentor: anonymous MIT student

Contract ( PDF)

Log ( PDF)

3 Ideas ( PDF)

Tech Spec ( PDF ‑ 2.8MB)

Final presentation ( PDF)

Report ( PDF)

Sleep-away
(alertness aid)

Students: three anonymous MIT students

Mentor: anonymous MIT student

 

3 Ideas ( PDF)

Tech Spec ( PDF ‑ 1.9MB)

Final presentation ( PDF - 1.4MB)

Report ( PDF)

Technical slides ( PDF ‑ 1.2MB)

**Trash to Treasure
**(accelerated composting)

Students: two anonymous MIT students

Mentor: Julie Norville

Contract ( PDF)

3 Ideas ( PDF)

Tech Spec ( PDF)

 

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

theaters Tutorial Videos
notes Lecture Notes
group_work Projects with Examples