Phase 1 Report, Due November 17, 2023:

Standard format

  • 8½” x 11”, Times New Roman or Arial, 11 or 12 font, 1” margins
  • Cover page, Table of Contents page, and References page do not count toward page count
  • 3 pages of text, 5 pages total with figures


  • Problem Statement
    • Understanding/Approach
  • Concept/Innovative Idea
  • Basis
  • Supporting information
  • Expected benefit
  • References


  • Feasibility, Value (benefit), Creativity


Phase 2
Final Report Format, Due March 27, 2024

Listed below are the format and desired requirements for the Phase 2 final report.

It is expected that final report would be 5-7 pages not counting additional supporting information and references. Any reasonable font is acceptable but something in the around 11- or 12-point font would be desired. Standard 8 ½” x 11” pages with 1-inch margins are fine. Submissions are due March 27, 2024 to

The overall objective of the Phase 2 report is to show the feasibility of your idea through an example. We would like to see how you can put the idea into practice. Real-world data is preferred but you can also use simulated data. While you are not strictly required to follow this format, we do need you to address the following items:

  • 1. Introduction
    • Bring us up to speed on the Phase 1 effort. Explain the basis/background for the idea and how it will be put into operation. We have the Phase 1 report, so there is no need for a detailed discussion, but rather use this section as a lead-in to the report.
  • 2. Methodology
    • Explain how you are going to prove out the concept, the test, or the example that you are going to show.
    • Explain what data you will be using and its relevancy to the problem.
    • Discuss other relevant aspect of the “demo.”
  • 3. Execution
    • Describe what you did, the process.
  • 4. Results
    • What did you uncover? What were the findings, results?
  • 5. Discussion
    • What is the significance of the results, what do they mean. This is the interpretation of the results presented in 4.
  • 6. Conclusion and Recommendation
    • What do you conclude? Is the approach viable, useful?
    • What recommendations for improvement?
      • Would other data sources be useful?
    • Any other comments.