Past Conference - 2021 (Virtual)

Thank you for helping to make the 2021 <virtual> Capstone Design Conference a success! 

Conference Sessions and Notes 

What to Keep From the COVID Experience   Video | Notes

  • Facilitator: Bridget Smyser, (Northeastern University)
  • Faculty Panelists: Rick Berkey (Michigan Tech), Noe Vargas Hernandez (UTRGV), Bonne Roberts (Colorado State University)
  • Student Panelists: Mitch Wacker (Rose Hulman), Alexis Gillmore (UT-Knoxville)

Nifty Ideas & Surprising Flops   Video | Notes | Slide Deck

  • Facilitator: Susannah Howe (Smith College)
  • Presenters: Sid Deliwala (UPenn), Robert Hart (UT Dallas), Shraddha Sangelkar (Rose-Hulman), Edward Latorre (U Florida), Beth DeBartolo (RIT), Rachana Gupta (NCSU), Charles Radovich (USC), Kris Jaeger-Helton (Northeastern), Jamie Canino (Trine), Todd Polk (UT Dallas), Susannah Howe (Smith)

Capstone 101   Video | Notes

  • Facilitator: Robert Hart (University of Texas - Dallas)
  • Faculty Panelists: Sindia Rivera-Jimenez (University of Florida), Jenny Retherford (UT-Knoxville), Cassie Bowman (Arizona State University); additional response support from Kris Jaeger-Helton (Northeastern University), Jay Goldberg (Marquette University), Shraddha Sangelkar (Rose Hulman)
  • Industry Panelist: Mark Easley (Texas Instruments)


July 15: Creating the "Perfect" Capstone Project from Proposal to Hand-Off (workshop overview)

  • Presented by Texas Instruments
  • Thursday, July 15, 1-2:30 (EDT)
  • Workshop slides

July 20: Preparation for Design Students Tackling Electronics Projects (workshop overview)

  • Presented by Texas Instruments
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2-3:30pm (EDT)
  • Workshop slides

July 21: Baby Steps or Giant Leaps: Models and Means for Promoting Interdisciplinary and Inter-University Opportunities in Your Capstone (workshop overview)

  • Presented by capstone faculty and coordinators from Arizona State University, Florida State University, Northern Arizona University, and Wenzhou-Kean University
  • Wednesday, July 21, 1-2:30pm (EDT)
  • Workshop slides  |  Workshop notes