Student Projects that Make a Meaningful and Lasting Contribution to Course Content


Author Schmidt is with Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition 367, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL USA (E-mail:


The objective of this teaching tip is to share with others an idea of how to transform student projects from a dead-end process to a value-added end product, value-added end products that make a meaningful and lasting contribution to course content for use by future students.