Faculty Advisor

Bertozzi, Nicholas

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Bradley A.

Faculty Advisor

Putnam, Craig B.


This project’s objective was to make suggestions to the curriculum review committee to aid in reducing the difficulty of RBE 2001 while maintaining the amount of information that students learn as a result of taking the course. Key issues were identified based on surveys, course evaluations, and interviews. These interviews were conducted on students, teaching assistants, student assistants, and professors associated with the course. As a result of the aforementioned methods, it became apparent that the labs, final project, and reference materials were the crux of the issue. This project created suggestions for lab improvements, a new final project, and additional materials to aid students with use of lab equipment and key concepts that are difficult to understand.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science