University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

CEE Capstone Partnership

Senior “Capstone” Design is a required course for all civil and environmental engineers at UW-Madison.

With the guidance of professional mentors, students use the knowledge and interpersonal skills they have gained in their classwork and work experiences to create effective solutions to real problems.

 

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Contact

Michael D. Doran, P.E. DEE
Professor of Practice
Co-Director
mddoran@wisc.edu
(608)334-4810
1218 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr
Madison, WI 53706

Charlie Quagliana, AIA, NCARB
Professor of Practice
Co-Director
quagliana@charter.net
(608)444-9589
1218 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr
Madison, WI 53706

MENTORS

A mentor is an industry professional who devotes time to

students within the university setting. Although mentors can fill any number of different roles, all mentors have the same goal in common: to help students achieve their potential and expand their abilities within the “real world” Project Based Learning experience of the Capstone class.

Mentors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including engineering, architecture, construction and industry. As a group they donate in excess of 1,000 man hours each semester to the Capstone class. They work weekly with student teams typically during class sessions on Thursday mornings.

The mentor function comprises multiple roles; these include receptive and active roles.

Mentors offer guidance, provide coaching, act as role models and act as advocates for students. Mentors also provide feedback to the students on a regular basis relative to their performance.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please contact Professor of Practice Michael Doran mddoran@wisc.edu or Professor of Practice Charles Quagliana Quagliana@wisc.edu