Planning & Execution
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Team Members and Roles
Biomedical Engineer / Project Manager: Mallory Lennon
Mallory Lennon is a fifth year Biomedical Engineering student at RIT and is also a member of the RIT Honors Program. She's worked with ConMed Corporation testing bioabsorbable polymer implants and with the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory scaling up the production of induced pluripotent stem cell derived-cardiomyocytes. Outside of academics, Mallory enjoys yoga, cooking, downhill skiing, and restoring her 1986 BMW.
Mechanical Engineer / Lead Engineer: Jacob Zaremski
Jacob Zaremski, from Rochester, New York, is finishing a five year Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jacob worked as a Precision Optics Intern at then ITT Exelis, recently acquired by Harris R/F, in Rochester, NY, an Environmental, Health & Safety Intern with Amphenol Aerospace in Sidney, NY and as a Design Engineering Intern with Liberty Pumps in Bergen, NY. Jacob is also active with the RIT Men's Club Ice Hockey team and has begun participating with the RIT Anglers club. Outside of classes, Jacob enjoys boating, fishing and working on his Mustang.
Biomedical Engineer / Communications Director: John Ray
John Ray is a fifth year Biomedical Engineering student with a minor in Business Administration from Fort Plain, NY. John has worked for Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater, PA in a Flu Vaccine Support Lab and as a Mass Spectrometry Intern at Genzyme in Framingham, MA. John is an active member of the RIT Men's Club Rugby team. Outside of academics, John enjoys golfing, fishing, and watching the Premier League.
Mechanical Engineer / Document Control Coordinator: Robert Kelley
Robert Kelley, originally from Brandon, Vermont, is pursuing a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Robert obtained a 5 month co-op with Remington Arms located in Ilion, NY, and has co-op with Amphenol Aerospace in Sidney, NY for another 11 months. An active runner with the RIT Running Club, and heavily involved with RIT Intramurals, Robert enjoys spending time out doors, reading and attending RIT Hockey games.
Biomedical Engineer/ Purchasing Coordinator: Fabian Perez
Fabian Perez, originally from Puerto Rico, is a fifth year Biomedical Engineering student at RIT with an interest in medical imaging. He's worked with Alcon Laboratories validating wireless data logging technology in both their West Virginia and Texas sites. Outside of classes, Fabian enjoys running and film & animation.
Team Values and NormsWhat are the expectations for team behavior?
- Team members will be ready to begin working at the designated meeting start time
- Team members shall try to maintain an attitude such that a positive working environment is created
- Team members should always strive to do their best work
- Team members will uphold commitments they make to the team and only make commitments they are able to follow through on
- Team members should be forthcoming as to the extent a task has been completed
- Team members should familiarize themselves with the topics being discussed in class and during meetings to best utilize and respect one another’s time
- Team members will communicate critical issues (such as delays or failures) a minimum of 24 hours before the relevant deliverable is due
- Team members will let teammates know if they have conflicts (such as work, being out of town, or studying for exams) at least 48 hours before they will come into effect
- Team members should provide fair feedback that is honest, constructive, and impersonal. They should be willing to accept feedback openly
- Documentation and work should be recorded by each team member and made available for review at the request of the team
How will the team ensure balanced distribution of work?
- Team members should be proactive and willing to assume more responsibility when their schedule allows
- The team will hold weekly meetings to review the progress and workload of each member
- Team members will encourage one another to ask for assistance when they feel overwhelmed by their assigned task
- Tasks will be delegated based on a team member’s strengths when possible
- Team members should be mindful/respectful of another member’s role, offering help when needed to meet the team’s goals
- Although role responsibility will be individual labor, it is important that the team members maintain a holistic perspective when performing their responsibilities
- Roles and responsibilities will be determined via group consensus. Individual role actions should be logged and discussed during weekly meetings in order to keep track of role progress
How will the team communicate with each other?
- Regular weekly meetings will be held in addition to the MSD class time
- Email will be the preferred method of communication
- Group text message will be used for logistical issues
- Response to emails will be done in a timely fashion
- If a team member is delayed for any reason, other members will be notified as soon as possible via text
- If a member is falling behind on a task, they will notify the other members immediately (greater than 24 hours from the deliverable due date)
How will the team interact with the engineering guide?
- The team will inform and invite guide to team meetings outside of the normal class period
- The team will consult the guide whenever they need help, reach an impasse in the work
- The team will consult with guide if/when there are issues with groupmates or ethical issues
How will the team make decisions?
- Every member’s opinion will be considered and arguments against or for a decision will be heard
- Opinions will be based on facts, not on personal bias
- Majority rule will be applied when a decision cannot be agreed upon by the entire team even after consulting the guide
- If someone believes they are an “expert” on a certain subject matter, other members will consider this during decision making
- If the team cannot come to an agreement on a matter after a team meeting, the team guide will be consulted
- All decisions will be in the best interest of the overall project and team
What are the expectations for integrity or responsibility with assigned tasks?
- Team members will uphold RIT’s Academic Honesty policy. They will not present other’s work as their own, nor will they be dishonest about their contributions
- Complete all assigned tasks on set due date that has been established with reasonable exceptions
- If help is needed, it is expected that the team member will ask for it. Otherwise, the group will assume their work is manageable
- If a group member is unsure about the accuracy of their work, he/she will ask the group for help
How will the team manage conflict or when these expectations are not met?
- Team members will be honest about their abilities and likeliness to complete a task on time
- Team members will be honest about their professional opinions
- The team will discuss issues, understand where a group member is coming from, and solve conflicts as a group
- The team will encourage members to speak up regarding any issues and concerns they may have
Project Plans & Schedules
For a PDF of the Project Plan click here.
For a live document click here.
Meeting Minutes, Notes, & ActionsNotes from team meetings can be found in our Meeting Minutes, Notes and Actions directory.
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