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In the “capstone” senior design experience, small teams of students conduct a yearlong preliminary design of a Coast Guard or commercial vessel. The capstone experience is embedded in, and directly supported by, three first class (senior) courses:

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Teams of three to four students work together for the entire academic year. Faculty advisors to the teams effectively serve in the role of engineering supervisors. During the year, each team submits approximately twenty formal design “submittals” or reports. Each report covers a particular aspect of the design of the ship such as hull design, general arrangements, propulsion, damaged stability, electrical plant, model testing, ship motions, structures, crewing and more.

During this ship design process and the associated close interaction with faculty, cadets develop a wealth of technical skills, professional abilities and communication competencies that prove invaluable to the cadets’ Coast Guard futures and civilian careers of all types.

Recent Senior Projects

The senior capstone project presents the ultimate design and creativity challenge for NA&ME majors. Applying four years of naval architecture and marine engineering study, student projects have covered a variety of ship types and designs, including:

Arctic Offshore Support Vessel

Students were tasked to design a fleet of offshore support vessels. Intended to support exploration-drilling operations off the coast of Alaska, the vessels needed to be capable of transiting long distances, working in extreme environmental conditions and performing a variety of missions. Additionally, designs needed to incorporate the use of “green” energy technologies to minimize the vessels’ carbon footprint and preserve the pristine beauty of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Coast Guard Medium Endurance Cutter

NA&ME students were tasked with designing a concept vessel to resolve gaps in capabilities currently experienced by the aging fleet of medium endurance cutters. Each design aimed to achieve the traditional Coast Guard missions with an additional caveat; one vessel must have disaster response capabilities, one vessel must be ice capable and the last vessel must have superior sea-keeping characteristics.

Roll-On, Roll-Off Ferry Design

Students were tasked to design a concept vessel for the transport of truck “containers” from Jacksonville, Florida, to Bridgeport, Connecticut. The goal of the project was to transport at least 150 tractor-trailer containers a day, thus removing this traffic from Route 95 and the adjacent Eastern seaboard.

Mobile Offshore Base Design

Students were tasked with designing a concept vessel to improve Coast Guard execution of the alien migrant interdiction and counter-drug missions, with a focus on the Caribbean. The designed vessels were also required to fulfill an additional mission of supporting humanitarian relief and disaster response in the spirit of the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and the Japan Tsunami.

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Over the course of the year, students work on a capstone project designed to give experience in the preliminary design of a ship. Students work individually and in teams, using advanced design software and databases, to design a vessel according to specified criteria. Sample projects from previous years are as follows:

ROPAX Ferry — Low-cost Vessel for Service Between the Islands of Indonesia [Briefing]    [Report]

Green Technology Catamaran Sailboat [Briefing]    [Report]

LNG Bunker Supply Vessel [Briefing]    [Report]

Multi-Purpose Emergency Response Towing Vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard   [Briefing]   [Report]

Universal Design Sailing School Vessel (UDSSV)  [Briefing]   [Report]

Arctic Hydrographic Research Vessel RV ANARIS   [Briefing]   [Report]

Papua New Guinea Trimaran Ferry for World Ferry Safety Association  [Report]   [Appendices]

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Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard  [Report]   [Appendices]

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5 Projects Prepping Seniors for Careers in Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

The university’s flagship project and a Panther rite of passage, the   engineering and science student design and research program   has existed in some form or another almost since the university’s inception in 1958.

A multidisciplinary capstone project for all science and engineering seniors, student design is a yearlong course in which students bring a project from concept to completion, simulating a real-world work environment and culminating in the Northrop Grumman Engineering and Science Student Design Showcase, where teams present their work and field questions from peers, faculty, industry professionals and local leaders.

Due to the   COVID-19 pandemic , this year’s seniors, like the rest of the world, had to adapt to unforeseen challenges, like in-person class cancellations and short-notice closure of the   L3Harris Student Design Center . While most students’ projects look a little different from how they had envisioned them at the beginning of the year, we are proud to continue the tradition of showcasing them to their peers, community and, most important, prospective employers through the   Northrop Grumman Virtual Student Design Showroom .

Prepare to be impressed—the showroom hosts descriptions, photos, video presentations, display boards and more for the more than 100 projects completed this year.

Here we’ve compiled a list of 

1. Macro-Algae Removal in the Indian River Lagoon

Florida Tech ocean engineering and marine sciences research project team removes algae in the Indian River Lagoon

The Indian River Lagoon stretches along 40% of Florida’s east coast. It is highly important not only to the environment, but also to the economy, generating more than $7.6 billion per year for the state.

Knowing the health of the lagoon is so vital, this team of Florida Tech students dedicated its student design and research project to creating a more sustainable environment for marine life in the Indian River Lagoon.

The team did this by developing a process to safely remove algae and purposefully dispose of the biowaste without harming the organisms that use the algae for their habitat.

“This was a tedious process that involved removing the organisms without harming them. This process began by running elementary tests on the algae to better understand it and its inhabitants. After running these tests, a method of removal was derived through building a separation apparatus.”

Learn more about the project’s methods and results.

Team Members

Nicole Wisor (team lead), Thomas McDowell, Blake McNeal, Andrew Snyder

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Robert Weaver , associate professor, ocean engineering and marine sciences

2. Developing Equipment for Safer Scuba Diving

Exploring the depths of the ocean can often lead one into some questionable or unsafe areas. Knowing this, a group of six ocean engineering students set out to build diver equipment that would mitigate this kind of risk for divers.

The product members developed is called Diver Operated Vehicle Equipment (DOVE). The DOVE is designed to be a one-handed, water-resistant controller for scuba divers.

“Taking advantage of access to a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) the team chose to modify a pre-existing controller they bought from DeepTrekker to adapt to the new parameters. The controller was taken apart and the interior components were repurposed. The buttons and joysticks were rewired and inserted into a new water resistant housing the team made out of acrylic.”

Theresa Wainwright (team lead), Brian Rhodes, Keenan Migliori, Kevin Richardson, Tristan Friendshuh, Matt Schelhorn

Stephen Wood , ocean engineering program chair, ocean engineering and marine sciences

3. Developing a Green Infrastructure Plan for the Town of Melbourne Beach

Florida Tech student's ocean engineering and marine sciences  project for the town of Melbourne Beach

Coastal communities face a unique set of challenges: rising sea levels and stormwater flooding issues, which lead to contaminated runoff impacting the Indian River Lagoon.

Working with the Town of Melbourne Beach , this student design and research project helped to create a plan to better manage stormwater.

“Our goal was to identify tools to assist these efforts and develop a green infrastructure plan.”

Through this work, three locations were identified within Melbourne Beach that could be effective sites for future green infrastructure projects. Potential improvements to existing infrastructure was also presented at a Town of Melbourne Beach public meeting.

“The final project report will identify ways that the town can improve existing infrastructure to reduce the impact of stormwater with financially viable options and sites. Efforts to secure project funding are essential to next steps.”

Team Member

Ken Lindeman , professor, ocean engineering and marine sciences 

4. The Relationship Between Environmental Background Colors and Seahorse Color Patterns

colorful seahorse shown for ocean engineering and marine sciences project

Wild seahorse populations have been on the decline due to the ornamental aquarium trade (OAT) and traditional Asian medicine, as there is a continuous demand for new and unique seahorse phenotypes (e.g., color patterns). In an effort to shift the OAT demand from wild populations to select aquaculture populations, this student project explores the development of unique phenotypes through experimental aquaculture.

The question: Does background color (light and substrate) affect the color development of lined seahorses?

“The results revealed that early life exposure to different background colors significantly affected the RGB color development of lined seahorses. Future studies exploring the physiological mechanisms by which this process occurs can help to develop specific aquaculture projects to maximize this method.”

Eagle Richter (team lead), Eric Rasmussen

Ralph G. Turingan , professor, ocean engineering and marine sciences 

5. Sustainability Action Plan for the City of Palm Bay

Florida Tech student ocean engineering and marine sciences research project, sustainability action plan structure chart for Palm Bay

The rise of a city’s population naturally leads to a rise in demand for city resources. With this type of growth, it becomes more important than ever for cities to improve infrastructure and run sustainable operations.

Knowing this, the City of Palm Bay worked with a Florida Tech student to build a sustainability action plan for the city.

The main project goals were to perform planning duties for the city’s Sustainability Board, develop the plan elements and finalize it for approval in summer 2020.

“The framework of the plan being developed outlines opportunities and recommendations under five primary categories (Elements) agreed upon by the Sustainability Board and lead city staff.  This process has allowed the identification of a hierarchical structure of terms, development of action plans, and implementation processes for each indicator.”

Richard C. Murlin II

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Ship design prize goes to space research vessel, Oceanus

The senior capstone final ship design project is a long-held rite of passage for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering students, but this year when COVID changed the status quo, Associate Professor Matthew Collette and his NA 475 students were able to adjust quickly and create a new way to preserve an old tradition

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The senior capstone final ship design project is a long-held rite of passage for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering students, but this year when COVID changed the status quo, Associate Professor Matthew Collette and his NA 475 students were able to adjust quickly and create a new way to preserve an old tradition.

Each year, NA475 student groups are charged to design theoretical but practical cutting-edge vessels as their capstone project. A difficult task under the best of circumstances, this year’s switch to distance learning proved especially trying. But using a variety of technologies, the traditional method of in-person presentation was adapted to accommodate the reality of trying to complete course requirements and graduate from across the globe. Using prerecorded video capture, video teleconferencing tools, and virtual presentation software, teams were able to convert their final design presentations into a fully virtual experience. 

“The students showed great adaptability this year,” explains Collette, “and while the process was more difficult owing to communication and software challenges, they preserved to get very good concept designs out at the end of the course.”

Team designs included an arctic containership for exploring the new trade routes created by polar melt; a crewless roll-on/roll-off containership; a Coast Guard Cutter and ice breaker; and a wind turbine repair vessel. 

Space Research Vessel, Oceanus

Yet, Team Titan of Orin Kierczynski, Charles Schertzing, Maggie Stagner, August Sturm, and Candace Wiwel was ultimately named the winner of the 2020 Ackles Design Prize for their concept of Oceanus; an autonomous space research vessel for exploring the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn’s moon, Titan. The design includes major self-righting hull capabilities, autonomous navigation, direct-to-Earth communication, mapping lake properties, and bathymetry.

“We are very honored to have been selected for the Ackles award,” says Team Titan member, Candace Wiwel, “We took a risk by pursuing an unconventional design, and we are happy to see that it was well-received.”

The Ackles Design Prize is awarded every year in recognition of a gift made by the estate of Burlin “Harry” and Norma Ackles towards supporting the capstone design experience in the NAME department. Harry Ackles was a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan. Boats were always a passion in his life and he built a cottage on Harsens Island so he could build boats, explore the rivers, and watch the freighters go by. Every year our student capstone designs are presented orally to our department advisory board. The three teams the advisory board rates highest are eligible to win the Ackles award. The final selection from these three is made by team scores on the final technical report. 

“We started thinking about our senior design sophomore year,” says Team Titan. “We wanted to do something that would test our abilities as naval architects but also the realm of what’s possible. We’ll most likely be working with traditional ships for the remainder of our professional lives, so we really wanted to find a project that’s never been done before, and I think we accomplished that. We had a lot of challenges with our design stemming from the difference in gravity and fluid properties. We really had to take a step back and look at more first principle equations and concepts to determine if it would be feasible to use a specific design tool or chart.”

This is the first year that a team has chosen to design a vessel for purposes beyond our home planet and even led Collette to re-thinking the entire course requirements for grading.

In the end, their daring approach and creative thinking paid off and impressed both faculty and industry leaders who attended the final presentations virtually.

However, the switch was not without challenges and required a good amount of adjustment from the teams.

“The most prominent challenge was definitely group communication,” says Wiwel. “Before the change, we saw each other every day and could easily update each other between classes. Without those daily interactions, we had to put a lot more emphasis on personal responsibilities and schedule more purposeful and structured meetings. Nearing the end of the project, group communication tools were heavily utilized to constantly give group updates to best synthesize individual aspects and produce a coherent design and presentation.”

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The Marine Engineering Systems program prepares Midshipmen to serve as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine; provides an engineering education that prepares them for a wide variety of professional positions in such career fields as ship systems and marine equipment design, research, construction, operations, marketing, maintenance, repair and survey; and imparts to them an engineering education that permits them to pursue graduate study and/or to become licensed as a Professional Engineer, should they so choose. This program focuses on the design of marine power plants and their associated systems.

An important element in the Marine Engineering Systems program is the design experience that is interwoven throughout four years, culminating in a major capstone design project in senior year. The student participates as part of a team tasked with the design of a ship power plant.

The project is spread over three terms and concludes with the presentation of the final design to a panel of faculty and invited industry professionals.

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Engineering capstone students built an autonomous robotic boat equipped with a hyperspectral camera to map the invasive hydrilla plant and help scientists control its spread in Connecticut waters. The project is a collaboration between the electrical engineering department, the mechanical engineering department, the Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Lab, and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

This article originally appeared on Northeastern Global News . It was published by Cesareo Contreras. Main photo: The Hydrilla Hunter is an autonomous robotic boat outfitted with a hyperspectral camera designed to detect and identify the invasive hydrilla plant. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

An invasive plant is strangling Connecticut’s waters, so these students developed a robotic boat to help fix it

As a native of Connecticut and a boater, Colin McKissick, is well aware of the invasive plant that is wreaking havoc in the state’s bodies of water.

Native to Australia, Africa and parts of Asia, the hydrilla plant found its way to Florida in the 1950s as it was used to bed aquariums since it doesn’t need much nutrition or light to grow .

Since then, hydrilla has been coined the “world’s worst invasive aquatic plant” as it spreads and grows rapidly and is difficult to control. The plant can now be found in many parts of the United States, but Connecticut has been hit particularly hard by the noxious weed .

A 2020 survey of the Connecticut River commissioned by the Connecticut River Gateway Commission found hydrilla in 200 acres in the river’s lower third. Its dense strands make it hard for native aquatic plants and marine life to thrive, and it often clogs boat propellers.

McKissick, a fifth-year Northeastern student, has experienced this firsthand while boating on the Connecticut River.

The robotic boat weighs 62 pounds, can travel at speeds of up to 1.3 miles per hour and can operate for 90 minutes on a charge. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

“Just going up on the river to get to the boat ports, a couple of times our propeller would get clogged up with the plant, which is wild because you wouldn’t expect a plant to gum up an 80-horsepower engine,” he says.

Enter the Hydrilla Hunter, an autonomous robotic boat outfitted with a hyperspectral camera designed to detect and identify the invasive plant.

McKissick helped develop the boat with a dozen other Northeastern engineering students as part of two capstone project classes.

The goal is to provide the boat to plant scientists at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station to help them more quickly identify and survey where hydrilla can be found and stop it from growing further.

The project is a collaboration between the electrical engineering department, the mechanical engineering department, the Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Lab and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Students working under Charles DiMarzio, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, created the internals of the device, which include the imaging system, renewable battery and communication systems.

Students working under professor Randall Erb, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, developed the housing and the boat’s navigation system.

“We came up with a solution to tackle this, which is to automate the detection of the hydrilla and notify the scientists of its location to extract it before it takes over the Connecticut water bodies,” says McKissick, who worked on the electrical and computer engineering side of the project.

So, how does the boat work?

Think of it like a three-step process.

First, the user pinpoints where on the map it would like the robot to go using a homebase system separate from the robot. As it hits those pinpoints, the robot scans the surface below for hydrilla. If it detects the presence of hydrilla, the user interface adds a pin to the location where the plant was detected.

The robotic boat weighs 62 pounds, can travel at speeds of up to 1.3 miles per hour and can operate for 90 minutes on a charge. It can either be controlled remotely or operate autonomously, explains Daniel T. Simpson, a fourth-year student who worked on the mechanical engineering side of the project.

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The  Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management (MESM) Program :

  • Prepares midshipmen to serve as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine.
  • Provides an engineering education that prepares them for a wide variety of professional positions in ship construction and repair, ship systems and marine equipment design, research, operations, marketing, maintenance and survey.
  • Imparts to them a solid engineering education that permits them to pursue graduate study and/or become licensed as a Professional Engineer, should they so choose.

This curriculum puts particular focus on the management of ship construction and repair.

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The Program Educational Objectives of the Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management program, which are based on the Academy mission and the Marine Engineering Department objectives, are to:

  • Prepare midshipmen to serve as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine, with ability to advance to a Chief Engineer position.
  • Provide midshipmen with an engineering education that prepares them for a responsible position in ship construction, repair and conversion at a shipyard or similar facility, and in ship engineering operations, maintenance and repair in a shipping company.
  • Provide midshipmen with an engineering education that also prepares them for a wide variety of professional positions in the maritime industry including, but not limited to, marine equipment manufacturing, ship operation, maintenance, surveying and marketing.
  • Provide midshipmen with an engineering education that permits them to pursue graduate study in Engineering Management and similar subjects and/or become licensed as a Professional Engineer, should they so choose.

The MESM Program’s Student Outcomes that all graduates of the program are expected to have are as follows:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (c) an ability to design a system, component , or process to meet desired needs (d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (g) an ability to communicate effectively (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (l) an ability to apply probability and statistical methods to naval architecture and marine engineering problems (m) a basic knowledge of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics in the context of marine vehicles (n) a familiarity of instrumentation appropriate to naval architecture and/or marine engineering.

An important element of the Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management program is the design experience interwoven throughout a student’s four years, culminating in the capstone design project in senior year. The student participates as part of a team tasked with developing a ship construction or ship repair project. The project is spread over two terms and finishes with a presentation of the final design to a panel of faculty and invited industry professionals. The Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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17

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30

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43

28

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101

30

2016-17

37

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105

28

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30

34

119

34

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58

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Team XCEL wins the 2023-24 third Year Capstone Design Project Team Award

9 July 2024

Many congratulations to our third-year students: Shi En Tan, Anis Adnan Adrian Goh, Andrea Lee, Hanbin Rhee and Erden Ozkan, who worked together as a team (XCEL) on the third-year capstone design project and won the 2023-24 Design Project Team Award.

Group photo of Team XCEL (L to R): Shi En Tan, Anis Adnan Adrian Goh, Andrea Lee, Hanbin Rhee and Erden Ozkan

The award, sponsored by the department, is presented to the group who demonstrated that they were a highly functional team, able to support and encourage each other while completing the group stages of the design project, overcoming difficulties and conflicts, and improving the team-work experience for all team members. Team Xcel, together with other teams, entered the competition by submitting an essay demonstrating how well they worked as a team. They were declared winners by a departmental panel and the students have been presented with their certificates.

This award underpins the importance of engineers working effectively within a team, respecting each other, valuing everyone’s opinion, being flexible and finding a compromise in case of differing opinions. Many congratulations once again to the team that Xcelled this year!

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  • Team XCEL (L to R): Shi En Tan, Anis Adnan Adrian Goh, Andrea Lee, Hanbin Rhee and Erden Ozkan

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Capstone awards showcase top work.

Amy Sprague July 1, 2024

We recognize outstanding capstone projects in design, innovation and film excellence from graduating seniors.

We are excited to announce our 2024 capstone award winners. Through an intense, year-long process, the student teams tackled complex, real-world design challenges sponsored by leading aerospace companies, our faculty and student organizations. Their innovative solutions demonstrated remarkable creativity, technical mastery, and commitment to excellence.

Technical Awards

Group of people posing behind a remote controlled aircraft

The DBF Air Cargo Challenge capstone team with their plane at the Undergraduate Showcase: Leon Betancourt, Osvaldo Aldaz, Aakash Bansal, Peter Funston, Enoch Kwong, Evelyn Madewell, Jevoni Sykes, Kas Bakker. Missing: Kayden Greenup.

Technical Excellence: Design Build Fly Air Cargo Challenge

Team: evelyn madewell, leon betancourt, enoch kwong, kas bakker, kayden greenup, peter funston, jevoni sykes, osvaldo aldaz, aakash bansal.

This team delivered excellent work by applying fundamental principles and following the systems engineering process to successfully test a stable airplane through several flights. Their thorough analysis and design work was complemented by well-developed manufacturing plans, resulting in a high-quality vehicle specifically designed with very small performance margins to be a strong competitor in the upcoming challenge.

Innovation: SPACE Lab Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) Balance

Team: nathan cheng, felicity cundiff, adam delbow, ben fetters, lillie laplace, kai laslett-vigil, winston wilhere.

This team was challenged to push the limits of previous measurement systems for PPTs with very small thrust. While the inverted pendulum balance design has been used in the past, they faced the challenge of making one that the customer (SPACE Lab) knew had exceptional ranges—from 10 micro-Newtons to 100 milli-Newtons. The challenge was further heightened by requiring a system that could safely operate inside a vacuum chamber with minimal metal components. Although the full range was not achieved, the team's design pushed the limits of what a PPT Thrust Balance can accomplish and paved the way for a future version to achieve the main objective.

Left: A group of people stands in a lab with scientific equipment in the back. Right: Two people interact with an device on a table during an expo.

Left: The SPACE Lab capstone team: Nathan Cheng, Ben Fetters, Lillie LaPlace, Kai Laslett-Vigil, Adam Delbow, Winston Wilhere, Felicity Cundiff, with Professor Justin Little. Right: The SPACE Lab team’s pulsed plasma thruster balance model.

Film Fest Awards

Best in show: fly and swim drone, team: angelina dos remedios, thomas george, nolan klissus, lucas lestenkof, tony mcdaniel, allie surprise, william (aarron) watts.

This team designed a dual-medium amphibious drone capable of maintaining a flight time of at least 15 minutes and a swim time of at least 20 minutes, reaching an airspeed of 45 miles per hour and a swim speed of at least three mph at a depth of up to four feet.

Honorable Mention: Boeing Regional Airline

Team: grayson atwell, jason cundrawijaya, salomé demurger, salvador hernandez, mack howard, aaron hsu, alex zhang.

This team created a preliminary design for Boeing of a 75-passenger regional jet that would have 20 percent better fuel burn than comparable jets and would fly a minimum range of 1500 nautical miles while running on sustainable aviation fuel.

People’s Choice: Lockheed Martin Lunar E-Launch

Team: yaffet bedru, justin danh, ethan duer, sydney jackson, kyle klem, haili kuester, phuong le, daniel lord, kevin major, katelynn moen, julius naehrig, emi peterson, cesar tirado.

This team proposed a lunar electromagnetic launch system and built and tested a sub-scale launcher to launch payloads from the surface of the Moon.

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Putin Meets Indian Prime Minister in Russia on His First Visit Since Moscow Sent Troops into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

MOSCOW — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Moscow on Monday for a two-day visit , his first since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, complicating the relationship between the longtime partners and pushing Russia closer to India’s rival, China.

Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence outside Moscow, to be followed by talks at the Kremlin on Tuesday. Modi last traveled to Russia in 2019, when he attended a forum in the far eastern port of Vladivostok and met with Putin. The leaders also saw each other in September 2022 in Uzbekistan, at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization bloc.

Modi posted photos of his arrival in Moscow on the social media platform X, in both Russian and English, saying he was “looking forward to further deepening the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between our nations."

“Stronger ties between our nations will greatly benefit our people,” he wrote, also sharing a picture of himself and Putin hugging.

Later, the two leaders were pictured in videos shared by the Kremlin at Putin's residence, Novo-Ogaryovo, near Moscow.

Putin drove Modi around the grounds in a buggy and showed him his stable with horses. According to state news agencies, the two had earlier watched a horse show with performers in national Russian dress.

Modi thanked Putin on X for hosting him at Novo-Ogaryovo and said he was looking forward to Tuesday's talks which he hoped will “go a long way in further cementing the bonds of friendship between India and Russia.”

Russia has had strong ties with India since the Cold War , and New Delhi’s importance as a key trading partner has grown since the Kremlin sent troops into Ukraine in February 2022. China and India have become key buyers of Russian oil following sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies that shut most Western markets off to Russian exports. India now gets more than 40% of its oil imports from Russia, according to analysts.

Under Modi’s leadership, India has avoided condemning Russia’s military action in Ukraine while emphasizing the need for a peaceful settlement.

The partnership between Moscow and New Delhi has become fraught, however, as Russia has moved closer to China. Modi notably stayed away from last week’s summit in Kazakhstan of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security grouping founded by Moscow and Beijing.

Chietigj Bajpaee, senior South Asia research fellow at the U.K.-based Chatham House, said India is increasingly estranged from forums in which Russia and China play a prominent role.

“This is evident in India’s relatively low-key presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization last year, and now the decision by Modi not to attend this year’s summit,” Bajpaee said.

A confrontation in June 2020 along the disputed China-India border dramatically altered their already touchy relationship as rival troops fought with rocks, clubs and fists. At least 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese soldiers were killed. Tensions have persisted despite talks — and have seeped into how New Delhi looks at Moscow.

“Russia’s relations with China have been a matter of some concern for India in the context of Chinese increased assertiveness in the region,” D. Bala Venkatesh Verma, a former Indian ambassador to Russia, told The Associated Press.

But Modi is expected to seek to continue close relations with Russia, which is also a major defense supplier for India.

With Moscow’s arms industries mostly serving the Russian military in Ukraine, India has been diversifying its defense procurements, buying more from the U.S., Israel, France and Italy.

“Defense cooperation will clearly be a priority area,” Bajpaee said, adding that 60% of India’s military equipment and systems is “still of Russian origin.”

“We’ve seen some delay in the deliveries of spare parts ... following the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” he said. “I believe both countries are due to conclude a military logistics agreement, which would pave the way for more defense exchanges.”

Following an arrest warrant issued in 2023 by the International Criminal Court for his actions in Ukraine, Putin’s foreign travel has been sparse in recent years, so Modi’s trip could help the Russian leader boost his clout.

“We kind of see Putin going on a nostalgia trip — you know, he was in Vietnam, he was in North Korea,” said Theresa Fallon, an analyst at the Center for Russia, Europe, Asia Studies. “In my view, he’s trying to demonstrate that he’s not a vassal to China, that he has options, that Russia is still a great power.”

Alexander Gabuev, head of the Carnegie Russia Eurasia Center, said that Putin’s interactions on the world stage show he “is far from isolated” and that Russia is not a country to be discounted.

Trade development also will figure strongly in the talks, particularly intentions to develop a maritime corridor between India’s major port of Chennai and Vladivostok, the gateway to Russia’s Far East.

India-Russia trade has seen a sharp increase, touching close to $65 billion in the 2023-24 financial year, due to strong energy cooperation, Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra told reporters Friday.

Imports from Russia touched $60 billion and exports from India $4 billion in the 2023-24 financial year, Kwatra said. India’s financial year runs from April to March.

He said India was trying to correct the trade imbalance with Russia by increasing its exports. India’s top exports to Russia include drugs and pharmaceutical products, telecom instruments, iron and steel, marine products and machinery.

Its top imports from Russia include crude oil and petroleum products, coal and coke, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones, fertilizer, vegetable oil, gold and silver.

Pathi reported from New Delhi and Heintz from Tallinn, Estonia. Associated Press writer Ashok Sharma in New Delhi contributed to this report.

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June 6, 2024

The word “capstone” originally referred to the decorative, final piece of masonry that would be affixed to the top of a new building. But in terms of schooling, what is a capstone project? Academically, “capstone” is a fitting metaphor, as a capstone project serves as a culminating, crowning illustration of your scholarly work. The capstone project synthesizes the learning you have done in various fields, demonstrates your level of expertise in your specific area of study, and often marks the end or milestone moment of a current study path. In short, it’s a big achievement! In this article, we’ve outlined a few tips for cultivating your perfect capstone thesis and have included a list of capstone project ideas to get you started.

General Capstone Writing Tips

As you select a topic for your capstone project, be sure to consider the following criteria:

Personal Interest . A capstone project is meant to be the culmination of or milestone representing your specific path of study; as such, it should be a project that actually interests you! Perhaps you’ve already been working on a passion project or long-term scholarly paper on a topic that excites you. Or maybe you’ve heard about a specific branch of inquiry within your field that you find compelling and want to explore further. Whether you’re new to a specific capstone subject or have been working on it for a while, it’s important to know that your actual interest in a subject can increase your productivity and learning. [i]

Existing Research . For any new piece of scholarship, it’s crucial to thoroughly understand and acknowledge the current knowledge and findings that exist around your thesis. As an advancing practitioner in your field of study or profession, you should already have a sense of what other scholars and experts have said about your capstone project idea, but this is a moment to fully explore: Who are the major players in this professional or scholarly conversation? What are the most important pieces of research that ground this field of study? What recent innovations have been made in this topic?

Stakes . If you’ve ever been involved in a debate or had to write a persuasive speech , you know that an important question to answer is: “So what?” Why is this capstone project idea important? What will be affected if the ideas in your capstone do or do not come to pass? What exactly is at stake here?

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Stakeholders . The stakeholders of a capstone are those who will be affected by the information in your project. Perhaps you’ve already engaged in community service and have seen a gap that can be filled by your particular area of expertise. Maybe you are one of the stakeholders in your research. In every capstone project, your readers should know who will be most important to your work.

Identify a gap or problem . If you’ve done your research properly, then you now know what current holes or gaps exist in your field. Make sure you frame your capstone so that your audience is aware of the work that needs to be done.

Fill the gap . This is your moment to shine! What is your specific hypothesis? What kind of research will you conduct to prove it? Specifically, how is your work contributing to this field of study? To this profession?

Feasibility and Scope . The last question you need to ask yourself is: Can I actually do this project? Do you have the time and resources to complete the work you’re proposing? Is your capstone actually doable? If you find that your project seems too big, don’t despair! Many capstone project ideas can be narrowed down for specificity and feasibility. Take a look at the example below:

Very broad:

“What are some recent developments in women’s health research?”

More specific and feasible:

“What are the most current findings on early diagnostic testing and maternal health outcomes amongst American women?”

Capstone Project Examples

Below, we’ve listed 150 capstone project examples in various fields. Think of all of these focus questions and ideas as jumping-off points. Some are very broad, while others are much more specific. Your capstone project will most likely fall under the “specific” category (see “feasibility and scope” above), but broader topics and focus questions can get you started down the path of your own particular branch of research.

Computer Science Capstone Project Ideas

1) In what ways does social media influence current developments in information systems and marketing?

2) What recent developments have we seen in natural language processing? What innovations do we hope to see?

3) How is cybersecurity an essential consideration in political and public policy?

4) What is the potential for virtual reality within the fields of mental healthcare and / or physical rehabilitation?

5) How can cybersecurity better function in the healthcare industry?

6) What are current and developing applications for machine learning algorithms?

7) How can we develop more secure data encryption?

8) What are the current needs for development in image processing and design?

9) How does artificial intelligence promise to elevate, innovate, revolutionize, or render obsolete various fields and / or methodologies inside and outside of computer science?

10) What current developments exist in the field of neural networks?

11) In what ways can we develop more efficient data encryption algorithms?

12) What specific roles does computer science play in national defense?

13) Exploring automated testing systems.

14) In what ways have smartphone interfaces changed human behavior? Can we predict future changes?

15) What recent innovations have we seen in cloud computing and what changes can we expect to see in this field?

16) How can we improve specific algorithms that conduct market-based analysis?

17) What are the current most important ethical questions surrounding big data and information systems?

18) What are the current expectations around the development and use of cryptocurrency?

19) What specific relationships exist between national policy and internet censorship?

20) Recent innovations and gaps in _________. (Have you already done some research on a very particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of computer science that specifically interests you !)

Nursing and Medical Capstone Project Ideas

21) What roles might nurses have in administering pain management and anesthesia?

22) In what ways can we address the country’s nursing shortage?

23) In what ways is the field of nursing expected to change in the near future?

24) What innovations can be made in continuing education for nurses?

25) In what ways can nurse practitioners and PAs function more effectively in primary care and specialty settings?

26) Going forward, what roles can nurses play in mobile health and telemedicine?

27) How can clinical settings improve their mental and emotional health outreach for employees?

28) In what ways do nurses and PAs function in specific research roles (e.g. cancer research)?

29) Development of cultural sensitivity training and eliminating health equity disparities in the nursing field.

30) Recent developments in women’s health initiatives and research.

31) In what ways can communication efficacy be addressed in clinical settings?

32) What is the relationship between medical care and specific public policies?

33) Nursing, management, and leadership roles.

34) In what ways can technology improve nursing and healthcare initiatives?

35) Recent innovations and gaps in _________. (Have you already done some research on a very particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of medicine or scientific inquiry that specifically interests you !)

Humanities and Arts Capstone Project Ideas

36) How does art function in the political and public spheres?

37) What specific developments have we seen in the field of graphic design in the past decade?

38) Analyzing the relationships between marketing, commercial viability and contemporary literature.

39) In what ways do the humanities function in ecocriticism and the Anthropocene?

40) Social media and communication.

41) What are some recent examples of the relationship between popular culture and political propaganda?

42) Current distinctions between pop culture, avant-garde, and highbrow literature and art.

43) What is the role of philosophy in current public debate?

44) In what ways do / have the humanities function(ed) within and / or outside of the public sphere?

45) What is the role of the digital humanities in ancient / early modern / modern history?

46) What recent developments have we seen in the fields of women’s and gender studies?

47) How has a globalized media culture impacted our views on cultural exchange / postcolonialism / hegemonic power structures?

48) In what ways have sustainability initiatives become an essential part of art, theatre, fashion, film, and literary production?

49) Race, class, gender and / or sexuality, and recent developments in the construction of personal identity.

50) How does appropriation function in the realm of cultural production?

51) What is the current role of cinema in public and political culture?

52) Creativity and new genres in the wake of social media, artificial intelligence and monoculture.

53) How can / do museums and public spaces function as sites of cultural production?

54) In what ways has artificial intelligence begun to shape the arts and humanities?

55) Recent innovations and gaps in ____________. (Have you already done some research on a particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of humanities research that specifically interests you!)

Engineering Capstone Project Ideas

56) What is the role of engineering in specific manufacturing practices?

57) In what ways are environmental and sustainable efforts transforming various industries (transportation, manufacturing, public use, energy, etc.)?

58) How does artificial intelligence promise to function in various engineering fields?

59) What are the functions of drones in supply chains?

60) How does engineering specifically function in the production and management of public health (water purification and distribution, waste management, etc.)?

61) What recent innovations have we seen in the fields of engineering and defense?

62) Assessing the feasibility of solar power, wind power, etc.

63) In what ways can engineering facilitate specific infrastructure innovations in public spaces?

64) What does the privatization of the aerospace industry demonstrate about the relationship between public and commercial scientific research?

65) In what ways does current engineering promise to disrupt fields like the automotive, manufacturing, aerospace, etc. industries?

66) Examining various uses of 3D printing.

67) What are some recent innovations in electric, geothermal and/ or nuclear energy?

68) What is the current relationship between extraction engineering and the public sphere?

69) How does the field of robotics function in medicine and public health?

70) Recent innovations and gaps in _________. (Have you already done some research on a very particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of engineering or scientific inquiry that specifically interests you !)

Education Capstone Project Ideas

71) How do charter schools currently function in the education system?

72) What current pathways exist for continuing education in the teaching field?

73) What roles does artificial intelligence play in the future of education?

74) Disciplinary practices and education for early childhood, middle school, high school, etc.

75) Addressing income and resource disparities between public school districts.

76) In what ways does gender currently function in STEM education?

77) In what ways can mental health initiatives more thoroughly benefit students, staff, and educators?

78) In what ways is parental involvement a factor in current curriculum models?

79) What are the advantages and disadvantages of various modes of virtual learning, technology in the classroom, asynchronous learning, e-learning, etc.?

80) How can we address the current teacher shortage?

81) What are the current relationships between politics, public policy, school funding and curriculum development?

82) What recent innovations have we seen in outdoor learning, Montessori schooling, forest schools, eco-education, etc.?

82) How can schools facilitate better curricula and funding for special needs programs?

83) What is the current role of the arts in public education? In private education?

84) What is the relationship between public policy and homeschooling?

85) In what ways do race and class currently function in specific conversations around education?

86) What are current concerns and developments in the practices of school safety?

87) What developments are currently underway in curricula involving interdisciplinary and project-based learning?

88) What benefits and drawbacks currently exist in extracurricular programs and initiatives for students of various age groups?

89) Recent innovations and gaps in _________. (Have you already done some research on a very particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of education or curriculum planning that specifically interests you !)

Biology Capstone Project Ideas

90) What are some recent developments in the ethics of stem cell research and cloning?

91) How has public disease testing changed since the pandemic?

92) What is the role of the biologist in mining, extraction, and geoengineering?

93) What recent innovations have been made in pesticide production, distribution, and wider use?

94) How can biology serve manufacturing industries to prevent contamination and supply chain stalling?

95) How do specific ecosystems currently function in regard to climate change? What changes are predicted to these ecosystems in the next decade and why?

96) In what ways are biologists’ roles evolving in the development of biomechanical medical devices?

97) What roles do biologists play in understandings of human reproduction and DNA?

98) How are pharmaceutical and recreational drugs currently understood and classified?

99) What recent biological innovations have been made in the production of food? What developments do we foresee in this branch of biology?

100) In what ways are biological systems affected by various forms of energy extraction and consumption (electrical power, gas, wind and solar power, etc.)?

101) How does A.I. promise to affect the roles of biologists in various fields?

102) What current biological threats do we face in terms of biological warfare? How are biologists crucial players in national defense?

103) Explore a relationship between the biochemical signatures of the body and mental wellness / illness.

104) In what specific ways is the organic movement both a biological consideration and a marketing strategy?

105) How do biologists play significant roles in the prevention of spreading infectious diseases?

106) What are the relationships between human population growth or decline and natural ecosystems?

107) How is marine life affected by human activity (recent understandings and developments)?

108) How do biologists function in public and political conversations around sustainability?

109) Recent innovations and gaps in _________. (Have you already done some research on a very particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of biology that specifically interests you !)

Psychology Capstone Project Ideas

110) What recent developments have been made in research around specific social media platforms and mental health?

111) What roles did the pandemic play in social and mental health amongst particular age groups?

112) How are recent developments in digital communication (“ghosting,” “swiping,” “liking”) indicative of disordered psychological behaviors?

113) Considering particular contexts like time and place, explore the relationships between psychological wellness and gender.

114) Investigate stress reduction efficacy amongst particular populations.

115) What is the role of mental health awareness in policies and conversations around public health?

116) What role does psychology play in pain management?

117) In what ways are clinical psychologists and therapists uniquely poised to conduct empirical research?

118) What recent developments exist in research around various types of trauma?

119) What daily interventions need to be explored in the reduction of anxiety and sleep disorders?

120) What is the developing role of telemedicine and online mental healthcare?

121) In what ways are particular prescription drugs more or less effective when paired with traditional types of psychotherapy?

122) In what ways do companies utilize psychology in marketing and branding?

123) What is the role of the child psychologist in public schools?

124) In what ways can HR departments benefit from on-staff mental health workers?

125) Explore distinctions between child psychologists and early childhood educators.

126) What interventions can be made in the realm of public policy to lessen the social stigma of mental health disorders?

127) How can psychology be used to create more efficient workplaces?

128) In what ways can new technology like apps and AI be implemented in the ongoing care of mental health patients?

129) Recent innovations and gaps in _________. (Have you already done some research on a very particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of psychology that specifically interests you !)

Business and Accounting Capstone Project Ideas

130) What are the current impacts of globalization on business strategy?

131) How can organizations change communication practices?

132) What are the relationships between sales, brand perception, and social justice movements?

133) In what ways are women perceived and compensated in the finance field? How has this developed over the past decade? What developments remain to be seen?

134) What leadership training programs and strategies best serve managers?

135) Exploring sustainable business practices.

136) In what ways can company structure influence business innovation?

137) What are the current trends and best practices for inter-departmental conflict resolution within businesses?

138) Exploring effects of mergers and acquisitions for specific companies.

139) What is the specific role of HR in performance management amongst employees?

140) Recent explorations of forensic accounting in cases of embezzlement.

141) Perform a case study analysis of a particular taxation policy.

142) What are some important features of the ethics of non-profit accounting?

143) In what ways can we measure international accounting standards?

144) Due to the pandemic, how have budgeting and financial planning methods evolved in recent years?

145) What specific impacts can we predict in the accounting field as a result of AI and other advancing technologies?

146) Perform an analysis of marketing strategies that utilize social media.

147) How can companies maximize consumer engagement in saturated markets?

148 Which technologies and designs are most effective in brand management and dispersion?

149) Recent innovations and gaps in _________. (Have you already done some research on a very particular topic? This is your moment to delve more deeply into a branch of business or accounting that specifically interests you !)

Capstone Project Examples – Works Cited

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Professor Harvey will use this award to test hypotheses of how landscape patterns of forest fires and forest ecosystem structure interact to affect ecological resilience. This 5-year project will integrate remote sensing data and field measurements in forests of the Pacific Northwest, examining post-fire recovery, short-interval reburns, and potential for fire regime change. Through research, education and training activities this project will enable improved forecasting of forest ecosystem fate during an era of warming climate and accelerating wildfire activity. By bringing undergraduate research scholars into the research team, from a wide diversity of backgrounds, this project aims to broaden societal dialogue around inclusive and equitable management of fire-prone ecosystems all while empowering early-career researchers in fire ecology. 

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Best Capstone project ideas for engineering students

Best Capstone Project Ideas for Engineering Students

“Projects that we have completed demonstrate what we know-future projects decide what we will learn”

                                                                        -Dr. Mohsin Tiwana

We learn more from life from the things that we experience than from the things that we read in books and classes because theoretical knowledge doesn't give us practical experiences. That is why we need to do projects, and when it comes to doing engineering, then doing projects is must, I mean If you have put those 4 years of your life in learning engineering and its subjects then what is its use If you can’t work on a project by using and upgrading your project?

So, the next thing that haunts each one of us before thinking of doing something new is where to start from?

Well, then you are at the right place because here I am going to discuss with you some good capstone or let's say it some good capstone engineering projects that you can have a good time with!

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What is a capstone Project in Engineering?

A capstone project is the research work of a student for a year or more, in which the student selects a particular topic and does the required research by gaining information from all the possible sources that he/she can.

This lets the student in having a better understanding of the subject and give an edge over others because others have just studied theoretical skills but you have gone in-depth and understood the subject.

Practical experiences are always appreciated more than the theory because that’s where your real knowledge is tested.

Sounds cool! Right?

Now, let’s come to some best capstone engineering project ideas!

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1. Home Automation Using IoT

Anyone who denies from the idea of automatically working homes is lying for sure because we humans are always super-duper lazy in doing households and keep looking for the easiest ways in which we don't have to work? Sounded Relatable?

Well, then we can make a capstone engineering project in which you can learn how to pair all your electronic home appliances with Bluetooth so that they can perform the given task on your own by one click or command by the simple IoT applications.

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2. Animatronic Hand:

What if you could create a machine that could be controlled just by your hand and finger gestures or facial expressions or a robot intimating animal.

Well, such robots are called Animatronic Hand!

These also imitate humans and animals.

This capstone engineering project will help you in understanding the making and working of this Animatronic Hand

By working on servo motors which will act as actuators with the design, fabrication and flex sensors,

You will also get to work with Ardunio Architecture and its programming

3. Smart Energy Meter using GSM:

The generation and supply of electrical energy are one of the widest used applications of electrical engineering.

This capstone engineering project is a great learning source for the students who want to go in the field of energy generation and control and talking about this smart energy meter then this is called smart because it keeps and gives the record of total energy consumed and the energy lost via sending SMS periodically so that the unnecessary loss of  energy can be avoided

This project also involves Arduino Architecture and its Programming. Along with it, you will learn about the electrical loads and measurement and the working and the application of the GSM technology.

4. Home Automation System:

Home automation is a kind of project you will always have fun working with, this project is unlike the earlier discussed Home automation project, as it has so much more to learn like the system framework of home automation, then you will learn about the Bluetooth communication.

That’s all? No dear, along with this you will also learn about the relay driver circuits and also about the 8051 architecture and its programming!

5. Solar and Smart Energy Systems

The solar energy obtained from the sun’s rays is a renewable source of energy and that’s the reason Solar energy and its smart energy generation are something which will never go out of trend, at least till the earth is getting sun rays in abundance.

This is one of the reasons electrical engineering is more persued and job secured as electrical energy is also used for the generation of energy in big plants and industries.

Hence, to enhance such energy generation skills and knowledge one must learn about the  Solar energy and smart energy systems.

This project will help you in the study of the IR sensors and its applications. You will also get an idea about the Solar and Smart energy system frameworks.

Along with it, you will learn about the working of the solar panels and the application of Ardunio Architecture and its programming.

6. Automatic Solar Tracker

As discussed earlier solar energy is among the most used and most in-demand resources, and automatic solar energy tracking is an important skill to learn because not only sunlight alone matters but also obtaining it from the right direction matters to make the most out of it.

And such Electrical project helps one in gaining more and more industrial exposure and giving one an edge over others.

In this capstone project, you will learn about the working of solar energy systems, along with it you will also learn about the photoresistors in the electronic systems and will have to work with Arduino Architecture and planning.

Learn more about Automatic solar tracker

7. 3D Printer

No doubt 3D printing is the future of every developing nation and as the technology will keep on going forward the demand for the people who know 3D printing will keep on increasing.

Therefore, knowing, understanding and practising 3D printing with a self build-up 3D printer will give you an edge over others.

By working on this capstone project, you can easily print out a 3D object from a CAD model. This course involves the application of Ardunio programming with additive manufacturing and the use of RAMPS Board, SMPS &motor Driver.

8. Smart Traffic Lightening Systems:

The traffic in the world is increasing as the population of the world is increasing.

Urbanization is on the rise and day-by-day different methods and systems are getting used to making things smarter and smarter.

So, it is the same trying to be done with the traffic lights. This capstone engineering project will help you in making smart traffic lighting systems.

Any kind of Ardunio, electrical, mechanical or mechatronic projects can be picked up as a capstone project like:

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  • Health Monitoring wearable

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I hope you got some good capstone projects from this article. If you have any queries let us know in the comments section.

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60+ Inspiring Capstone Project Ideas for STEM Students: Unlocking Excellence

Capstone Project Ideas for Stem Students

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Discover a range of innovative and challenging capstone project ideas for STEM students.

Hey there, STEM enthusiasts! We get it; you’re not just studying science, technology, engineering, or math – you’re living it.

And now, you’ve reached that thrilling moment in your academic journey: the capstone project. It’s like the grand finale of a spectacular fireworks show, where all your hard-earned knowledge bursts into a brilliant display of real-world application.

But hold on – choosing the right capstone project can feel a bit like picking your superpower for the future. Exciting, right? Well, that’s where we come in.

In this guide, we’re serving up a buffet of capstone project ideas specially crafted for STEM students like you. We’ve got everything from mind-bending tech wizardry to earth-saving eco-innovations.

Whether you’re into building robots that might just take over the world (kidding!) or exploring the mysteries of the human genome, we’ve got you covered.

So, let’s ditch the ordinary, embrace the extraordinary, and find that one project that’s going to make your STEM journey legendary. Ready to dive in? Let’s roll!

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What is Capstone Project Ideas for Stem Students?

Alright, listen up, STEM folks! Capstone projects? They’re like the big, epic finale of your journey through science, tech, engineering, and math. It’s where you get to flex those brain muscles and apply everything you’ve soaked up in the classroom to real-life challenges.

But here’s the kicker: picking the right project? It’s kind of a big deal. This ain’t just any old assignment; it’s your chance to shape your future career path.

So, in this article, we’re not just scratching the surface – we’re diving headfirst into a treasure trove of Capstone Project Ideas, tailor-made for STEM students.

Our mission? To help you find that spark, that “a-ha” moment, that will light up your academic journey. Ready to roll? Let’s do this!

Importance of Capstone Project Ideas for Stem Students

Alright, buckle up because we’re diving into why Capstone Projects are like the secret sauce of STEM education. These projects are a big deal, and here’s why:

Putting Knowledge to Work

You know all that stuff you’ve been learning in your STEM classes? Capstone projects are where you finally get to roll up your sleeves and put that knowledge to practical use. It’s like taking a test, but the real world is your exam paper.

Mixing It Up

STEM isn’t just one thing; it’s a melting pot of science, tech, engineering, and math. Capstone projects are like your chance to be the mad scientist mixing all these disciplines to cook up something amazing. It’s where you see how different fields can work together to solve complex problems.

Unleash Your Inner Genius

Remember those crazy ideas that kept you awake at night? Capstone projects give you the green light to bring those ideas to life. They’re all about innovation and letting your creativity run wild.

Hands-On Learning:

Forget about textbooks and lectures for a moment. Capstone projects are where you get your hands dirty (figuratively, most of the time). You learn by doing, and that’s an experience you can’t put a price on.

Becoming Sherlock Holmes

Investigating, researching, and analyzing data become your superpowers. Capstone projects turn you into a detective, seeking answers and solving mysteries.

Boss-Level Skills

Ever heard of project management and teamwork? Capstone projects are like your crash course in these essential skills. You learn how to work in a team, meet deadlines, and communicate like a pro.

Finding Real-World Problems

Capstone projects aren’t just for grades; they’re about addressing real-world problems. You become a problem-spotter, finding issues in your field that need fixing.

Supercharging Your Resume

Completing a Capstone Project is like having a golden ticket on your resume. Employers love seeing that you’ve tackled a real-world challenge and come out on top.

Changing the Game

Sometimes, your Capstone Project isn’t just a project; it’s a game-changer. You might stumble upon something so cool that it pushes the boundaries of what’s known in your field.

Opening Doors

Collaborating with experts and industry pros isn’t just a possibility; it’s often a reality in Capstone projects. These connections can open doors to your future career.

Making a Real Difference

And here’s the kicker – some Capstone Projects aren’t just about you; they’re about making the world a better place. Whether it’s in healthcare, sustainability, or technology, your project can have a positive impact on society.

Showcasing Your Awesomeness

Completed Capstone Projects are like trophies. They’re proof of what you’re capable of and a source of inspiration for future STEM students.

In a nutshell, Capstone Projects are like the stage where you step into the spotlight and showcase your STEM superpowers.

They prepare you for the real world, fuel innovation, and help move the needle in science and technology. So, get ready to rock your Capstone journey!

Capstone Project Ideas for Stem Students

Have a close look at capstone project ideas for stem students:-

Engineering and Technology

  • Solar-Powered Gadgets: Design solar-powered phone chargers, backpacks, or outdoor lighting.
  • Autonomous Robots: Create a robot for search and rescue operations or autonomous delivery.
  • Smart Home Automation: Develop a home automation system that responds to voice commands.
  • 3D Printing Advancements: Research and improve 3D printing materials and techniques.
  • Electric Vehicle Prototypes: Design electric bikes, scooters, or small urban electric vehicles.
  • Aerospace Innovations: Develop drones for agricultural monitoring or low Earth orbit satellites.
  • Renewable Energy Innovations: Build a small-scale wind turbine or experiment with tidal energy.
  • Biomedical Breakthroughs: Invent wearable medical devices for remote patient monitoring.
  • Environmental Conservation Initiatives: Create an app to report and track environmental issues in your community.
  • Robotics and Automation: Design a robotic system for assisting individuals with disabilities.

Biotechnology and Healthcare

  • Genetic Engineering: Engineer bacteria for biodegradable plastics production.
  • Telemedicine Solutions: Create a telemedicine platform for mental health support.
  • Drug Discovery Algorithms: Develop algorithms to predict potential drug interactions.
  • Biomedical Imaging Enhancements: Improve MRI or ultrasound imaging technology.
  • Prosthetic Limb Innovations: Design advanced prosthetic limbs with sensory feedback.
  • Stem Cell Therapies: Research the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine.
  • Precision Medicine Tools: Develop tools for tailoring medical treatments to individual genetics.
  • Medical Data Privacy Solutions: Create secure systems for handling sensitive medical data.
  • Healthcare Access Apps: Design apps for improving healthcare access in underserved areas.
  • Virtual Reality in Healthcare: Develop VR simulations for medical training and therapy.

Environmental Science and Sustainability

  • Eco-Friendly Building Solutions: Construct green buildings with innovative energy-saving features.
  • Waste Reduction Initiatives: Implement a smart waste management system in urban areas.
  • Clean Water Technologies: Invent low-cost water purification systems for rural communities.
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: Develop strategies for reducing carbon emissions in industries.
  • Urban Green Spaces: Create plans for urban parks and green spaces to combat urban heat islands.
  • Renewable Energy Storage: Investigate novel methods for storing energy from renewable sources.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Solutions: Design vertical farming systems for urban food production.
  • Marine Conservation Innovations: Develop technologies to protect and restore marine ecosystems.
  • Biodiversity Monitoring Tools: Create apps and devices for monitoring wildlife populations.
  • Renewable Energy Education: Develop educational programs to raise awareness about renewable energy.

Computer Science and Data Science

  • AI-Powered Language Translation: Build a language translation tool that uses AI to enhance accuracy.
  • Machine Learning for Healthcare Diagnostics: Develop ML models for early disease detection.
  • Cybersecurity Advancements: Create an AI-driven cybersecurity platform for threat detection.
  • Data Analytics for Social Impact: Analyze data to identify social issues and propose solutions.
  • Quantum Computing Algorithms: Design quantum algorithms for solving complex computational problems.
  • Blockchain Applications: Develop blockchain-based systems for secure transactions or voting.
  • Virtual Reality for Education: Build immersive VR educational experiences for students.
  • IoT in Smart Cities: Create IoT solutions for improving urban infrastructure and services.
  • Natural Language Processing Chatbots: Design chatbots that assist with customer service or information retrieval.
  • Data Visualization for Climate Change: Develop visualizations to communicate climate data effectively.

Space Exploration and Astronomy:

  • CubeSat Missions: Plan and execute CubeSat missions to study Earth’s atmosphere or space phenomena.
  • Exoplanet Discovery Tools: Create algorithms and tools for identifying exoplanets.
  • Astrobiology Research: Investigate extreme environments on Earth as analogs for extraterrestrial life.
  • Space Tourism Initiatives: Design spacecraft or systems for commercial space travel.
  • Asteroid Impact Mitigation: Develop strategies for deflecting potentially hazardous asteroids.
  • Lunar Base Planning: Create blueprints for sustainable lunar bases or habitats.
  • Satellite-Based Earth Monitoring: Build sensors and instruments for monitoring Earth from orbit.
  • Space Debris Cleanup Technologies: Engineer systems for removing space debris.
  • Mars Colony Concepts: Design habitats and infrastructure for future Mars colonies.
  • Astronomy Outreach Apps: Develop apps for stargazing and astronomy education.

These project ideas offer a wide spectrum of exciting possibilities for STEM students to explore and contribute to their respective fields.

What are the capstone topics for stem?

STEM capstone topics are typically broad and interdisciplinary, and they allow students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout their STEM education to solve a real-world problem. Some examples of capstone topics for STEM students include:

  • Developing a new way to generate renewable energy
  • Designing a more sustainable transportation system
  • Creating a new medical device or treatment
  • Developing a new software application or algorithm
  • Improving the efficiency of a manufacturing process
  • Reducing the environmental impact of a product or service
  • Developing a new educational program to teach STEM concepts
  • Designing a more accessible and inclusive community
  • Addressing a social or economic challenge through STEM innovation

What is the Capstone Project for stem students?

Alright, so picture this: the Capstone Project for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students is like the thrilling climax of their academic adventure.

It’s where all that brainpower they’ve been accumulating throughout their STEM journey gets its moment to shine – by taking on actual, real-world problems.

Think of it as the ultimate challenge where they don’t just read about stuff in textbooks; they roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, so to speak. It’s the part where theory meets practice, and things get exciting.

Now, what’s on the menu for these projects? Well, it’s like a buffet of possibilities. STEM students can work solo or team up, and they might find themselves researching, tinkering, designing, or even inventing stuff. All with one goal in mind: making a tangible difference in their chosen STEM field.

But it’s not just about acing an assignment; it’s about preparing for their future careers. These projects teach them how to think critically, collaborate seamlessly, and confront real-world challenges head-on.

It’s not just education; it’s a taste of what awaits them in the dynamic world of STEM.

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What is an example of a capstone topic?

Imagine having the power to foresee when a customer might bid farewell to a product or service. That’s customer churn, and it’s a puzzle that businesses need to solve.

Predicting customer churn is like having a crystal ball that helps identify customers at risk of leaving and take proactive steps to keep them on board.

So, what’s the scoop on this capstone project? It’s all about crafting a machine learning model that can predict customer churn based on past data. Businesses can use this model to pinpoint customers who might be on the verge of leaving and then craft personalized strategies to keep them happy.

But hold on, that’s just one flavor of the STEM capstone ice cream parlor. Here’s another tasty one in the realm of mechanical engineering:

Revolutionizing Prosthetic Limbs: Comfort and Functionality Redefined

Prosthetic limbs are like real-life superheroes for people who’ve lost their own limbs. But let’s be honest, there’s always room for improvement. This capstone project is a ticket to the world of designing and building a prosthetic limb that’s not just functional but also super comfortable.

Imagine this: cutting-edge materials, groundbreaking technologies, and innovative designs coming together to create a prosthetic limb that goes beyond expectations.

But hey, the STEM capstone universe is vast, and there are countless other galaxies to explore, such as:

  • Powering the World with Renewable Energy: Dreaming up new ways to harness renewable energy sources and save the planet.
  • Eco-Friendly Commutes: Crafting a sustainable transportation system for a greener tomorrow.
  • Medical Marvels: Inventing groundbreaking medical devices or treatments to enhance healthcare.
  • Software Wonders: Developing game-changing software or algorithms to simplify our lives.
  • Manufacturing Efficiency: Streamlining production processes for greater productivity and sustainability.
  • Environmental Guardians: Reducing the environmental impact of products or services for a cleaner Earth.
  • STEM Education Revolution: Creating exciting educational programs to make STEM concepts accessible to all.
  • Inclusive Communities: Designing communities that embrace diversity and accessibility.
  • Tackling Global Challenges: Using STEM innovation to address complex social and economic issues.

When you’re choosing your capstone topic, remember it’s your chance to shine. Consider what tickles your curiosity, matches your skills, and aligns with your career dreams.

And don’t forget to have a chat with your advisor or mentor for some valuable insights and guidance. Happy capstone adventures!

How do I get ideas for a Capstone Project?

Check out how to get ideas for a capstone project:-

Explore Your Passions

Kickstart your idea quest by diving into your passions and interests. Think about what genuinely fires you up within your field of study. When you’re passionate about a project, it doesn’t feel like work; it feels like a thrilling adventure.

Real-World Challenges

Shift your focus to the real world. What are the burning problems or challenges that industries or communities are facing right now? Your Capstone Project could be the solution they’ve been waiting for.

Course Curiosity

Recall those “Aha!” moments in your classes. Were there topics or concepts that made you sit up and take notice? Delving deeper into one of these could be the start of a captivating project.

Seek Expert Guidance

Don’t be shy about tapping into the wisdom of your professors, advisors, or mentors. They’re like treasure chests of knowledge and can point you in the direction of intriguing project ideas.

Industry Insights

Take a virtual tour of your field’s online spaces. Look at industry blogs, forums , or websites to discover the latest trends, innovations, and hot topics. It’s like eavesdropping on the professionals’ secret conversations.

Team Brainstorming

If you’re up for it, consider teaming up with classmates. Sometimes, two (or more) heads are better than one. Brainstorm together to cook up a project idea that gets everyone excited.

Project Archives

Dive into the past. Check out previous Capstone Projects from your school or program. While you’re there, see if you can add a unique twist to a familiar topic.

Research Opportunities

Sneak a peek at what’s cooking in your department’s research labs or ongoing initiatives. Joining an existing project might be your ticket to becoming a project superstar.

Expert Interviews

Reach out to the experts. Conduct interviews or surveys with professionals in your field. Their insights might just be the inspiration you need.

Personal Stories

Reflect on your own life experiences. Has a personal challenge or journey sparked an idea? Sometimes, the best projects come from personal stories.

Social Good

Think about projects that can make the world a better place. Projects with a positive impact on society or the environment often feel incredibly rewarding.

Futuristic Tech

Explore the cutting-edge stuff. Keep an eye on emerging technologies or innovative approaches. Your project could be the next big thing.

Feasibility Check

While dreaming big is great, make sure your project idea is feasible within the confines of your program’s time, resources, and your own expertise.

Get Creative

Embrace creativity. Dedicate some time to brainstorming sessions. Let your imagination run wild, jotting down all those wild ideas. Later, you can sift through them to find the golden nuggets.

Remember, your Capstone Project should feel like an adventure, not a chore. Take your time, let the ideas simmer, and choose the one that makes your heart race with excitement.

That’s the idea that’s going to propel you to Capstone success. Happy brainstorming!

In wrapping up our exploration of Capstone Project ideas for STEM students, let’s remember that this journey is nothing short of thrilling. It’s a world brimming with opportunities waiting for your genius touch.

As you venture into this territory, keep your passions close at heart. Seek out those real-world challenges that ignite your curiosity and resonate with your values.

Don’t hesitate to lean on the wisdom of your mentors and peers for guidance; they’ve been there and have invaluable insights to share.

Whether you find yourself immersed in renewable energy, pioneering medical breakthroughs, or tackling societal issues head-on with STEM innovation, your Capstone Project is your chance to shine.

It’s your canvas to paint your ideas, your passion, and your creativity. It’s the first chapter in your journey to shaping a brighter future through STEM.

So, embrace the adventure, let your imagination soar, and embark on your Capstone Project journey with confidence. The world is waiting for your innovative solutions, and the possibilities are endless.

Your STEM story is just beginning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do i choose the right capstone project for me.

Consider your interests, skills, and career goals. Choose a project that excites you and aligns with your future aspirations.

Are there any funding opportunities for Capstone Projects?

Many universities and organizations offer grants and scholarships for STEM projects. Research and apply for funding opportunities early.

Can I collaborate with other students on a Capstone Project?

Collaboration can enhance your project’s scope and creativity. Consult with your advisor and explore team projects.

What should I do if I encounter challenges during my Capstone Project?

Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from professors, mentors, or online communities. Challenges are opportunities for growth.

How can I make my Capstone Project stand out to potential employers?

Focus on innovation, documentation, and presentation. Showcase your problem-solving skills and the real-world impact of your project.

What’s the importance of networking during my Capstone Project journey?

Networking can open doors to opportunities, mentorship, and industry connections. Attend conferences and engage with professionals in your field.

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Second Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress to be Held in Moscow

The Second Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress will be held February 20 to 21 in Moscow at the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation.

The Congress is organized by the lmaritime industry media group PortNews with the support of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot).

The Congress will include the 6th International Dredging Forum and the 2nd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering.”

Infrastructure development is a source of Russia’s economic growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to explore the best international practices to implement these projects effectively. With that in mind, the program will include the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering projects with speakers and attendees reviewing and discussing case studies, specifically the process and the fleet and equipment used.

For more information contact Nadezhda Malysheva   [email protected]

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