Assistant Director, Hanson CTC
the GFE Has Accepted Your Team’s
Conduct the Statics experiments you proposed,
Then write a clear and accurate report that
establishes your credibility as engineers.
Tips for the Final Report
Use the advice your team received on the Proposal
as a guide to writing the Final Report.
Note: Your grade will reflect your ability and
willingness to heed your evaluator's
Produce a professional document: a title page, an
Executive Summary page, the body of the report,
and a Reference List page.
Paginate the report and use section headings in
The Final Report (1)
The final report should demonstrate—
Smooth transitions from paragraph to
Precise grammar and spelling.
The Final Report (2)
Executive Summary—A one-paragraph overview
of the report.
Introduction and Background—Explain the
purpose of the report, provide context and
background for your experiments, and define
Experimental Methods—Describe the
experiments you performed in a clear and concise
narrative voice—do not use bulleted items.
Professional engineers should be able to recreate
your experiments by following this section.
The Final Report (3)
Results and Discussion—Describe the work you
did and explain its significance. Remember: your
task was to conduct experiments that would
deepen your understanding of Statics principles.
Conclusion—This section offers you an
opportunity to provide new perspectives on your
experiments. Do not simply repeat information from
your introduction. Include a brief (two to three
sentences) summary of the report.
References—Same format as in proposal.
Appendices—Attach if necessary.
Four Great Reasons to Visit
1. Demonstrates your professionalism.
2. Helps you to clarify and act on what your evaluator
suggested on your proposal.
3. Five points for each team seeking feedback.
4. Free candy.
Don’t wait until the last day (November 30, 2010) to sign
up for a writing appointment; the more time you have to
make revisions, the better your report will be.
Deadline for Final Report
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010
The Final Report must be submitted in two forms:
(1) A hard copy directly to the CTC by 4:00 p.m.
in your folder (along with all previous work!)
(2) An electronic copy mailed to:
The assignment and evaluation sheet can be found on the Center’s web
site at http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/~ctc.
Hanson CTC appointment hours:
Monday-Friday,1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoons, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 2224 SC
(in the Student Commons area)
Scheduling: Appointment sign-up sheet
posted on window outside door of 2224 SC.
What is written without effort is
read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson, 1709-84