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Capstone Information for Students

Capstone Information for Students

Capstone Design Timeline 

2022 Capstone Design Showcase Deadlines

Budget proposal for project funding: Due January 14, 2022

Additional funding instructions, forms, and details can be found here.

Update Project Title, Description, & Team Information: Due February 4, 2022

Teams should review the project title, description and list of team members and update to ensure these items are accurate for the capstone showcase. Please submit this survey (1 submission per team) to complete this requirement.

Project Abstract & Showcase Survey: Due April 1, 2022 at 3 p.m.

  • Submit via email to Michael Wooten at with subject line “Capstone Design Project Abstract”+ project title, must be copied on this submission. 
  • Project Abstract: Abstracts should be no longer than one page. Teams can submit images and figures to accompany the abstract. However, all content must fit on 1 page. Abstracts will be used in the showcase judging process
    • Abstract Template (1 page limit)
    • **Please make sure to check for spelling, grammar mistakes. This information will be used externally on the showcase website.**
  • Showcase Survey: Please complete the 2021-2022 Capstone Showcase Survey by the deadline to let us know the following important information for the event:
    • Award Category: Select the category your project will be competing in. Only one category can be selected. Award categories are:
      • Community Impact
      • Computerized System or Software Design
      • Machine Design
      • Manufactured System or Process Design
      • Medical Device or Biological Process Design
      • Sustainable Design
    • Showcase Display Items Needed: Teams can request to borrow either a TV Screen (for digital poster display) or a easel (for printed posters) from the college. Quantities are limited and will be assigned based on need and timeliness of request.
    • Transportations Assistance Needs: If needed, teams can request assistance in transporting their project or prototypes to the Classic Center prior to the showcase event.

Poster/Slide and Project Video: Due April 18, 2022 at noon

  • Submit via email to Michael Wooten at with subject line “Capstone Design Poster and Video” + project title, must be copied on this submission. Please submit both items together in 1 email.
  • Poster/ Slide: must be formatted to reflect approved template
  • Project Video: Teams should submit a narrated video presentation to summarize the goals and work on their project. Videos should be 3- 5 minutes in length
    • All videos should be uploaded to YouTube and video link should be submitted via email as instructed above.
    • YouTube Videos should be unlisted and comments should be disabled
    • Video content should receive approval for online display from project sponsor and mentor prior to submission. Student teams should be very aware of issues related to proprietary information and their sponsor’s limitations on the type of information that can be shared publically.
    • There is no specific format required for the video and student teams are encouraged to think creatively about how to best showcase their project and design and/or prototype. However, all videos should include a visual representation of their design. That can be shown via slides, design documents, prototype demonstration, etc.  
  • Questions? Email

Project Assignments

Capstone Senior Design students will be assigned to a project and project team early during the fall semester. Project assignments are based on:

  • Project needs and preferences of project sponsors
  • Faculty recommendations and assessment of student skills
  • Student interests and project rankings

Although the College of Engineering strives to match students to projects they are most interested in, there is no guarantee that a student can be assigned to a particular project or project group.