Challenging our Future Engineers with Design Projects that Benefit the Common Good
Mentoring Toward Breakthrough Innovation
Bring your ideas and needs to reality by mentoring a capstone design course project. These team projects are designed to be the culmination of the Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering (ME) degree program. 4- or 5-person project teams composed of Senior-year ME undergraduates work on a real-world, open-ended design problem you provide over a 14-week academic semester in the fall or winter.
Types of Projects Accepted
Ideal Capstone Design projects are open-ended enough to allow for creative ideation, yet specific enough to require methods of engineering analysis to validate solutions within a 14-week semester. Learn more on the "Projects" page of this website.
Characteristics of a Great Capstone Design Project
Emphasizes creative design.
Involves prototyping, virtual modeling, or proof of concept.
Requires engineering analysis and validation methods.
Levels of Support
Industry Scholar Partner - $100,000+: Support a graduate scholar and submit one project proposal per semester.
Company Mentor - $5,000: Submit one project proposal.
Multi-semester projects and themed sections with up to five projects are also available.