Capstone Experience – Lessons from an Undergraduate Research Group in Speech at UNH Manchester

  • In this paper we discuss transforming the newly created Capstone course in Computer Information Systems to mentor students in developing problem solving skills by immersing them in a real world research environment. We use Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) as the field of research, a cutting edge, complex and challenging technology that has a very appealing hands on flavor where students can see tangible results of their work. Students learn to decompose problems, find solutions, self organize and establish leadership roles based on their skill sets and interests. This gives a unique opportunity to observe and guide the learning process that students use to solve a challenging research problem from that of a traditional external project oriented Capstone course where only milestones and end goals are observed. By exposing students to research, the goal of this project is to pique their interest in science and furthering their education beyond the undergraduate experience.

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