Sponsors


Capstone Design Overview: All undergraduate students from across the VCU School of Engineering work over the fall and spring semesters of the Senior year in teams to design, build and test prototypes for actual, real-world problems and applications. This is strengthened by exposure of the students to topics related to theoretical background, design and development, regulatory, manufacturing, finance, product development and marketing presented by experts from industry and academia. This effort culminates in the Capstone Design Expo, a forum open to sponsors, faculty, students, benefactors of the School of Engineering and the general public. The entire Capstone Design output from the SoEgr is on display, with a series of awards for worthy projects.

Submitting Ideas for Projects

Please contact Dr. Ben Ward, Associate Professor and Capstone Coordinator. bcward@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6371.

Information on being a capstone sponsor

  • Provide a project proposal that:
    • Describes problem or unmet need
    • Highlights deliverables
  • Meet with team at least one hour bi-weekly (in person, phone, Skype, etc.) Weekly meetings are preferred
  • Provide guidance for developing project concepts and project deliverables
  • Provide input to the faculty advisor on individual and team performance
  • Be aware that the faculty project advisor is responsible for management of all student tasks and assignments
  • We request a $5,000 donation per project for support of the College-Wide Capstone Program
  • Note that the donation is not for project expenses – there are other mechanisms for funding specific projects

Thanks to Our 2018 - 2019 Sponsors

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Altria
  • Americare +
  • Anheuser Busch - Williamsburg
  • Anthem
  • Arizona State University
  • Ashland Chemical
  • Box Turtle Society
  • Bravium Consulting
  • Cannon Virginia
  • Capital One
  • CCAM
  • ChemTreat
  • CoStar
  • Cranemasters
  • Daily Planet
  • Department of Defense
  • Dickies Seafood
  • Dominion
  • Envera Health
  • Evonik
  • Gyrus Systems
  • Hamilton Beach Brands
  • Hanover County EMS
  • IOTICITI
  • IPPON
  • K2M
  • Kyma Technologies
  • Linux Foundation
  • Major Security
  • Mari Signum
  • Micron
  • NASA - JPL
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Pfizer
  • Philip Morris USA
  • Power Engineering
  • QL Plus
  • QRC
  • RES, LLS
  • Richmond Public Schools
  • Sano Ecosystems
  • SingleComm
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Sportable
  • STR Software
  • SUEZ
  • TAE Collegiate School
  • University of Miami
  • US Postal Service
  • VCU Center for Environmental Studies
  • VCU Department of Anesthesiology
  • VCU Department of Emergency Medicine
  • VCU Department of Pediatrics
  • VCU Division of Nephrology
  • VCU School of Business
  • VCU School of Dentistry
  • WorldView Solutions