The capstone sequence (ME451/452) in the department of mechanical engineering is the culmination of the student’s engineering education. For an entire academic year, teams of students work on all aspects of a single design project starting with defining the need to developing a working prototype. Along the way, the teams conduct engineering analysis, build a proof-of-concept device, write a business plan, and much more. In addition to the engineering content, there is a heavy emphasis on developing the student’s communication skills with written reports, oral presentations, and website development. Ideas for projects come from local businesses and individuals, professors, and the student’s themselves.
The current projects are from the fall 2016 semester and the spring 2017 semester
2017 splash page is a brief overview of each team’s project