The Senior Design Project Lab is the major part of the Mechanical Engineering capstone course (ME 4440). All Mechanical Engineering Students are required to take this course. As part of this course and lab, students are provided with experience in the use of mechanical engineering design for the solution of engineering problems. Students work in a team format on selected mechanical engineering projects emphasizing both mechanical systems and thermal science design aspects. Important parts of these semester-long design projects are a formal project proposal, design analysis report, engineering drawings, project construction, and project testing. Formal written and oral presentations of results are made at the completion of the project. Time scheduling and project costs are also important considerations.