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List of Starting Questions
Listed below are a few example questions that your assigned GA or librarian may ask you. These questions will also help get you started on your literature review.
- Have you browsed the Grainger Engineering Library website for resources?
- Have you met with the sponsoring organization yet?
- Have you identified specific standards, technical reports, or intellectual property (i.e. patents) from the company with which you are working or competitors?
- If you have met with the sponsoring organization, did they provide you with cited materials required for your project?
- If your project is ongoing, did you receive information from previous senior design group(s) and have gone through those?
- Have you or the sponsoring organization identified materials, material properties, or criteria that are required for instrumentation or product design?
- Have you or the sponsoring organization identified professional societies (SAE, ASME, etc.) that have best practices or standards that need to be met?
- Have you been informed of any required budgetary constraints or goals?
- Are there any human factor design issues for your device?
- Other specific project research issues?