Students

Capstone Program Timeline and Events

Project Preparation

Date Description
November 3, 2017 Student project applications due. See student information section for more detail.
November 15, 2017 Project team assignments. Students, mentors and advisors will be informed of team assignments. Invoices will be sent to project sponsors at this time.
December 1, 2017 Mentor/advisor orientation: A mandatory orientation for all industry mentors and faculty team advisors will take place in early December.

Team kickoff meeting: Students will be assigned to teams in November, and a first meeting for each team will take place in early December after the mentor/advisor orientation.

Industry project payment due: Payment for project fees is due by this date.

Project Activity

January - June. Project work runs through all of senior year with the Autumn quarter focusing on general design tools for all projects (intellectual property, software design packages, project management), the Winter quarter focusing on design, and the Spring quarter focusing on prototype construction and testing.

Date Description
February 9, 2018 Systems Requirement Review poster session.
Mid-March 2018 (Exact date TBA) Preliminary Design Review. AIAA conference format with 20 minutes per team presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
April 27, 2018 Critical Design Review. AIAA conference format with 20 minutes per team presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

Final Design Review and Capstone Showcase

Early-June (finals week). The event will be held on a single day with one hour presentations for industry teams and two hour presentations for large teams. The oral presentations will be followed by a Capstone Showcase where each team will have a poster and prototype display. The day will conclude with a networking reception for all participants.