Draft Internship Report IE491 November 14, 2005 Deadline Submission of written report and presentation of oral report/poster – To be announced – the time is being arranged sometime during exam week. Internship Report The objective of your report is to intelligently described the project(s) that you conducted for your internship. IS – a technical report of your internship assignment. IS NOT – a chronological narrative of what you did. An Acceptable Format Title Page Table of Contents Executive Summary Introduction Company Product/process An Acceptable Format - continued Problem Statement Objective Methodology Results Recommendations Conclusions An Acceptable Format - continued References Appendixes (data) PPT for Oral Report OR Poster Title Page and Table of Contents Title Page – your name, course name & number, date. Table of Contents – contains major headings used in report and possibly some subheadings, implies pagination. T of C also contains lists of Figures and Tables, if used. Executive Summary This is a key element in the report. It allows the reader to understand the main problems, findings, and recommendations in concise form. It does not allude to such things as – “work was done” and “read more to find out what happened.” Introduction Company – carefully chosen info to orient the reader in such matters as: size - number of employees, sales; product line(s) and market; not long Product/Process – especially the one(s) you are dealing with. Problem Statement and Objective Problem Statement Objective The difficulty/difficulties that group is facing. What improvement you want to make. Methodology The What – What procedures will I use? The How – How will I measure? i.e., what data will I use? Methodology – continued The What – An integration of the courses you have taken; selection of the best tool(s) for the job. Might include the use of fish bone diagrams, flow charts, % acceptable plots, layout diagrams, bench marking, best practices, etc. Can have multiple methodologies – especially if you have multiple problems/objectives Methodology - continued The How – What evidence will you accept as to whether or not “your change(s)” is/are a good one? How will you go about measuring what exists, and then making your change(s)? Good results are statistically conclusive results; statistical model is presented here if used; remember Design of Experiments (DOE). Results What you found. The data and an explanation of what it means. Could be existing layouts. Recommendations What changes you think should be made based on your results. Why you make these recommendations. Could be new layouts. Conclusions A prediction of what will happen if/when your recommendations are implemented. Things that you observed that you think should be done next (but were not part of this investigation). Parallelism There is a parallel structure that must take place within your report. Problem Objective Methodology Results Recommendations Conclusions Logical Placement of Information To be most effective, your information must be placed in the appropriate section of your report. A place for everything, and everything in its place. Problem Objective Methodology Results Recommendations Conclusions Internship Report Requirements Written report and oral powerpoint slides/poster – copies to Academic Advisor, Mr. Prieto and me. Other Next week – The Future of Engineering, a complementary piece to the Future of Work. Remember other assignments that will become/were due. 1. Project description and objectives* past due 2. Team and design experience form* past due 3. How your supervisor keeps current past due 4. Resume past due 5. Student appraisal by company* upcoming 6. Project summary sheet* upcoming 7. Ethics problems upcoming 8. Final Report upcoming *Are on web site.