The skills you need to work in a team are in demand. In order to work successfully in a team, you will need some common sense and some common courtesy. The information presented here has been amassed in order to give you information about team operation. If you would like more information, please follow the links within and at the bottom of this page.

The definition of a team in Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary is "a number of persons associated together in work or activity: as a group on one side (as in football or a debate)." The main idea of a group is to work together toward a common goal. In this design project, the goal is to design an item and write a formal design report detailing the design. Every team member should be working toward this goal.

To see more helpful ideas and hints on how to run your team, see these pages:

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For information on teams, look through these pages, they might be helpful in understanding what's going on in your group and if it is normal or if you have a problem:

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0633602. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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