Call for Participation

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Call for Participation


Our display boards are VERTICAL this year, with a maximum size of 36"W x 48"H. Additional details are available here.

STUDENT PARTICIPATION: Revised Deadline: March 22!

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. From these accepted proposals, students may also be invited to participate on a panel. The conference will also include workshops and other fun events!

Student project submissions should include (1) a description of the project (300-500 words) and (2) an endorsement from the faculty member (100-200 words) explaining the exceptional nature of the project as well as the potential of the students to contribute to panel discussions.

Conference registration fees for all accepted undergraduate participants will be waived, and we will provide conference accommodation in on-campus residence halls. Financial support to offset some travel costs may also be available. 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 22, 2022 (note revised deadline), if travel funding will be requested. For those posters submitted and accepted after the deadline but before March 31, the conference fees will still be waived for one student to attend, but no travel funding will be provided. Approximately half of the student nominations accepted will be regional students, and half will be non-regional students; this allows us to have funding for more students. Acceptance decisions will be made by March 31, 2022.  


We welcome papers and workshops addressing any of the topics listed below or others that have broad interest for the capstone design community.

  • Expectations: project scoping, expected results (sponsor, faculty, and students), learning objectives, industry liaison efforts, differences across disciplines in multidisciplinary teams, required course deliverables
  • Industry Relationships: value achieved versus educational value to students, expectations versus cost of project, meeting industry requirements for new hires, engaging corporate sponsors
  • Intellectual Property: industry expectations, student roles, institutional policies, confidential information
  • Contemporary Themes: inclusion and impact of societal, environmental, and global issues; diversity, equity and inclusion in design
  • Student Issues: teamwork, expectations, professional communication skills, prerequisites to work on industry sponsored projects, matching skills to project
  • Assessment: formative and summative guidelines, team versus individual, project results versus student learning outcomes, grading across disciplines, industry versus faculty perceptions; meeting individual program standards with a multidisciplinary experience
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: intra- and inter-program collaboration regarding the formation and implementation of multidisciplinary teams including conflicts and barriers


Suggestions and ideas for panel sessions are welcomed and can be sent via email to


The submission deadline for papers and extended abstracts has passed. The paper template and extended abstract template are still available. CMT, our paper management system, can be accessed here.


The submission deadline for workshop proposals has passed.


We welcome your help to make this conference a rewarding and useful experience for the capstone design community. Please submit ideas and recommendations directly to the organizing committee at


Please direct questions about papers, workshops, or other conference areas to the organizing committee at or check out the conference website at