2016 Capstone Design Conference: Call for Student Participation

| David Law

Student Participation

The conference will include poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and other fun events!

We invite submissions for two types of student participation: (1) capstone project posters and (2) student panelists. See www.capstoneconf.org for links to the nomination forms and submission information. All accepted student participants will have the opportunity to participate in conference workshops, such as using creativity techniques in design, MATLAB and other software.

1. Capstone Project Posters

We invite proposals of exemplary capstone projects to be presented in poster format by students who are currently enrolled in, or have recently completed a capstone design course. Student project submissions should include (1) a description of the project, in 300­500 words, and (2) an endorsement from the faculty member (100­200 words) explaining the exceptional nature of the project. Financial support to offset travel costs will be available for each accepted project team. All accepted participants will have conference fees waived. Student capstone project posters will be presented during the conference. Student nominees must indicate that they can and​will attend the conference and participate in the poster session if accepted. ​Submissions are due by March 18, 2016​, if travel funding will be requested; For those posters submitted and accepted after the deadline but before April 1, the conference fees will still be waived for one student to attend. Acceptance decisions will be made by April 1, 2016.​

2. Student Panelists

We invite nominations for current capstone students and recent graduates for panel members. At the conference, there will be panels for students to attend as well as some to participate in. Possible panels include: Capstone Design Student and Industry panel​, Multidisciplinary Capstone Design​, Entrepreneurship in Capstone Design panel​, and I​nternational Capstone Exchanges panel. Nominations (200­250 words) should indicate why the student is especially qualified to participate as a panel member. Faculty are encouraged to nominate their current and recent capstone students; students who are interested in participating should contact their faculty member to endorse their nomination. In the nomination​form, student nominees should indicate that they will attend the conference and participate in the​panels should they be accepted. ​Financial support to offset travel costs will be available for those accepted student panelists.

Nominations are due by March 18, 2016​.

Nomination forms and submission information are available at www.capstoneconf.org