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A Brief History of the Steve Whitmore Engineering Science Capstone Projects Collection

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This report provides the history of a digital collection of Simon Fraser University's undergraduate Engineering Science capstone projects. Steve Whitmore began archiving capstone project assignments in 1999 on a department server. These assignments included Requirements Specifications, Design Specifications, Proposal, and Proof of Concept. He passed away in 2019, and in 2020, SFU Library began uploading the current project assignments in the University's Institutional Repository, Summit. Holly Hendrigan received a grant in 2021 which funded the migration of the Whitmore archive to an open access repository. The authors created visualizations of the projects by topic, year, and topics over time. This report also provides the results of an environmental scan of similar collections, which indicates that the Steve Whitmore Engineering Science Undergraduate Capstone Projects Collection is uniquely broad and deep.
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