Capstone is a two-semester culminating activity that brings students’ foundational and theoretical learning together in a hands-on, problem-solving effort. Student teams work with sponsoring companies to design and build projects that meet the sponsors’ needs. This real-world experience teaches communication, interdisciplinary teamwork, specifications, and design.
- Identify and define a problem
- Design solutions within the parameters presented by the sponsor
- Test their ideas and make appropriate modifications to meet client needs
Capstone Design Showcase
Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design students proudly share their accomplishments with a display of their work. Previous semesters have showcased projects in agribusiness, refrigeration, manufacturing, entertainment, robotics, electric vehicles, heavy equipment, production efficiency, and education.