Capstone project-based courses are valuable ways for students to prepare for careers in their respective industries. Lainez et al. [1] state that capstone projects deliver important skills such as 1) a basic understanding of business processes, 2) a product development with high-quality concerns, 3) know-how to conceive, design, implement and operate medium-size complexity systems and 4) communicative, initiative/leadership teamwork, analytical and problem solving and personal abilities. Capstone projects, as identified in Clarke [2], help increase student confidence and allow students to explore areas of technology not covered in the academic curriculum.

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2018 Spring Capstone Celebration

When: Thursday, May 10, 4pm-6pm

Where: Sierra Hall Lobby

Refreshments will be served!

Instructions for Capstone Presenters

  • Posters must be submitted to Coast Copy Center ( on or before the Monday before the presentations. This is a hard deadline!

  • The poster should include an overview of the project, including its objectives, the methodology employed to undertake the project, the outcomes obtained, and conclusions.

  • Poster templates will be 36”x 48” and can be found on the following website:

  • Students can have their posters printed at no charge on campus at the Coast Copy Center (Town Center) by providing their name and course number (COMP/IT 499).

  • Easels to support the posters and tables to support laptops and other demonstration materials will be provided.

  •  Students should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the start of the event (3:15 – 3:45) in order to setup posters and necessary equipment.

  • Students should come prepared to discuss their work.

  • Feel free to invite guests and take pictures. Computer Science and Information Technology will provide light food and drinks for the event.

  • If you have any questions, feel to discuss them with your capstone adviser. 

2015-16 First-Ever Capstone Celebration

 Below are just a few of the memories from the 2015 and 2016 capstone celebrations!

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  1. Lainez, M., Deville, Y., Dessy, A., Dejemeppe, C., Mairy, J., & Van Cauwelaert, S. (2014). “A Project-Based Introduction to Agile Software Development.” In L. Alves, P. Ribeiro, & R. Machado, Project-Based Learning: An Environment to Prepare IT Students for an Industry Career, pp. 230-249, IGI Global.
  2. Clarke, N. (2005). “Evaluating student teams developing unique industry projects.” Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Computing Education, pp. 21-30, Newcastle, Australia.