The College of Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone program is now accepting project sponsors for the 2022-2023 school year.
HOW IT WORKS: We seek meaningful, open-ended interdisciplinary design projects for our senior engineering students to tackle for their senior capstone. These projects can come from industry, community organizations, inventors – anyone with an idea. Reach out to our capstone team with a brief project scope to start the process. Projects must integrate at least two, and preferably three or more, engineering disciplines to help our students learn to work effectively in a team environment that prepares them for career success. View example projects.
COMMITMENT: Sponsors should expect to provide a point of contact for the students throughout the project period, which is August to May. This POC will provide client feedback to the students and help guide them to ensure the project is on track. The expected time commitment is approximately one hour per week. A little more time will be required at the beginning to attend Open House and while the students are creating their proposal; to attend several reviews throughout the school year; and to attend Craig M. Berge Design Day at the culmination of the program in May. The cost is $10,000 per project for established industry and $6,500 per project for nonprofits/startups.
NEW THIS YEAR: Aerospace students will work with our interdisciplinary teams, so we ask companies with related opportunities to please consider project ideas with these focus areas: aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics, stability and control, orbital mechanics, space environment, attitude determination and control, telecommunications, space structures, and rocket propulsion.
Engineering majors available for projects: aerospace, biomedical, biosystems, chemical (limited), electrical & computer, engineering management, industrial, materials science, mechanical, optical, software (limited), systems
- Project proposal deadline – July 31, 2022
- Open House – Aug 24
- This is a career fair-style event for you to meet the students and for the students to learn more about your projects. After the event, you can indicate your top choices for which students you’d like to have on your team, and students can indicate their top choices for sponsors they’d like to work with.
- Project matching – Aug 29-30, 2022
- Projects begin – Aug 31, 2022
- Craig M. Berge Design Day – May 1, 2023