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CONTACT INFORMATION

capstoneconf@gmail.com

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Renee Rogge (Co-Chair)
Beth DeBartolo (Co-Chair)

Steve Beyerlein
Patsy Brackin
Jay Goldberg
Robert Hart
Amy Hortop
Susannah Howe
Junichi Kanai
Cameron Lindsey
Glen Livesay
Scott Palo
Peter Rogers (Local)
Alisha Sarang-Sieminski
Shraddha Sangelkar
Keith Stanfill
Jim Vallino
Steve Zahos












Call for Papers

PAPER SUBMISSION IS CLOSED

 

CONFERENCE FORMAT
The goal of the 2016 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.

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS
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
  • 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 multidiscipline experience
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: intra- and inter-program collaboration regarding the formation and implementation of interdisciplinary teams including conflicts and barriers.
  • Extending Capstone: other capstone experiences beyond the traditional final-year engineering design project. For example, graduate capstone, capstone projects that integrate students from all year levels, etc.

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PAPERS
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.

Logistics regarding paper format and review are below:

  • Papers are limited to four pages, including references.
  • Papers are to be formatted according to the paper guidelines (Word version, PDF version)
  • All submitted papers are peer reviewed. Paper reviews will be coordinated based on the keywords provided in the abstract, so please consider these carefully.
  • Authors submitting papers will be asked to participate in the review process.
  • Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to submit revisions based on reviewers' comments.
  • Authors of especially high quality papers will be invited to submit full-length manuscripts to a special issue of a journal following the conference.
  • Poster formatting guidelines will be provided to authors of accepted papers.


Submission:  Papers must be submitted through the Conference Management Tool (CMT).   The submission deadline for papers is January 4, 2016.

 

NOTE: You must create a new CMT account, even if you submitted a paper in a prior year.

 

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WORKSHOPS
Workshops are conducted as 90-minute interactive sessions that foster audience participation. We encourage workshops that are of broad interest to the capstone design community.

Workshop proposals should not exceed two pages and should contain the information requested in the workshop template (Word version)


Submission:  Workshops must be submitted through the Conference Management Tool.  The submission deadline for workshops is January 4, 2016.  

 

NOTE: You must create a new CMT account, even if you submitted a paper in a prior year.

 

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STUDENT PARTICIPATION

We invite submissions for two types of student participation at the 2016 Capstone Design Conference: (1) capstone project posters and (2) student panelists. We invite nominations for current capstone students and recent graduates for panel members. We are looking for students with experience in multidisciplinary, international, or entrepreneurial capstone projects to give suggestions to others based on their experience! 

 

Details can be found in the
call for student participation
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We intend to cover travel and registration costs for all accepted panelists and at least one student per accepted project team. 
For nominations for capstone project posters, see the student project nomination form.  
For student panelists, see the student panelist nomination form.

 

Submission: Nominations for student capstone project posters and student panelists must be submitted through the Conference Management Tool. The deadline for student nominations was March 18, 2016. 

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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, especially regarding multidisciplinary and experiential learning, to the organizing committee at capstoneconf@gmail.com.

QUESTIONS
Please direct questions about papers, workshops, or other conference areas to the organizing committee at capstoneconf@gmail.com.

 

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