University of Texas at Dallas



Amy Hortop (Co-Chair)
Keith Stanfill (Co-Chair)

Robert Hart (Local)

Jay Goldberg
Laura Hirshfield
Susannah Howe
Todd Polk
Shraddha Sangelkar
Bridget Smyser


The goal of the 2020 Capstone Design Conference is to provide a forum for faculty, staff, students, and industry representatives to share ideas about improving and/or starting engineering capstone design courses. To foster meaningful discussion and outcomes, the conference includes interactive panel sessions, poster presentations, workshops, and industry demonstrations. We welcome faculty, administrators, industry representatives, and students as participants in this engaging conference.

Call for Papers

The 2020 Capstone Design Conference will be held June 1-3, 2020, at the University of Texas at Dallas.

We welcome papers and workshops addressing any of the topics listed in the full Call for Papers, or others that have broad interest for the capstone design community.

Submitted papers are peer reviewed and all accepted papers are included in the conference proceedings. Instead of following the traditional presentation format, however, all accepted papers are featured in highly interactive poster sessions. The majority of the conference sessions are conducted as stimulating panel discussions, based on topics drawn in part from the pool of accepted papers. Associated authors may be invited to participate as panelists for these themed panel discussions.

Workshops are conducted as 90-minute interactive sessions that foster audience participation. Where possible, workshops are offered twice (likely in back-to-back sessions) to increase attendance opportunities. We encourage proposals for workshops of broad interest to the capstone design community.

We look forward to student participation in the poster sessions and on selected panels. More details about student involvement and nominating student participants will be announced in January 2020. On a competitive basis, we anticipate offsetting travel and registration costs for students from a wide array of institutions.

OTHER INVOLVEMENT 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

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