Requirements and Templates


Files must be downloaded to your team’s project page in EduSourced. Please refer to this page for requirements and templates used to present your project. Requirements files are presented for download in PDF format, which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat reader, available for free download here. Templates are available for download in PPTX format, used with Microsoft Office Powerpoint. If you have any issues downloading or using any of the files here, please contact EngrMktComm@vcu.

Electronic posters, abstracts and presentations are due in EduSourced no later that 12 noon on Friday, April 16, 2021.

  • Files must have the format DEPT_NAME PROJECT_NUMBER
  • Abstracts will have the format DEPT_NAME PROJECT_NUMBER_Abstract
  • Posters will have the format DEPT_NAME PROJECT_NUMBER_Poster
  • Presentation will have the format DEPT_NAME PROJECT_NUMBER_Presentation

Example: the file format for the abstract for CLSE 201 would read CLSE201_Final_Abstract.docx

Teams should assure that the faculty advisor approves all documents before loading into EduSourced. Documents are shared with sponsors before submission (especially industrial sponsors with whom a NDA may be in place). Teams with industrial sponsors must get input on their documents prior to the deadline.

Abstracts

Abstract Requirements

  • Submit abstracts to the Faculty Adviser for approval in both DOCX and PDF format. File name MUST be of the format DEPT_NAME PROJECT_NUMBER
    • Example: the file format the abstract for CLSE 201 would read CLSE201_Final_Abstract.docx
    • Make sure the project number is prominently displayed on the abstract

Abstract Guidelines

Posters

Poster Requirements

  • The size of posters is 48" x 32".
  • Posters must be submitted to the Faculty Adviser for approval in both PPTX and PDF format. File name MUST be of the format DEPT_NAME PROJECT_NUMBER
    • Example: the file format the poster for CLSE 201 would read CLSE201_Final_Poster.pptx
    • Make sure the project number is prominently displayed on the poster in the header on the upper right hand side.
  • No poster will be allowed to be displayed without the approval of the faculty adviser.

DO NOT:

  • Change or move the background image
  • Add background colors
  • Place any text or images over the VCU brand bar, Capstone logo, department icon or top bar
  • Change the size of the template (it should be 48x32 inches).

Poster Guidelines

Please review the Capstone Poster Guidlines when creating your posters. Poor quality posters will reflect in your grade.

Poster Templates

Presentations

Your Capstone Senior Design experience is an important part of your engineering education. In order to assist you and your team with your final deliverables submissions, we’ve created this guide for you to follow.

2021 Document Submission Instruction Sheet

  • All documents must be submitted by April 16, 2021 at Noon.
  • Recorded presentations should be no more than 7 minuets in length unless otherwise noted by your instructor. All projects that will be featured in the final round of presentations will be limited to 7 minuets.
  • Submissions will be accepted via EduSourced
    • Reminder: Each document needs to be submitted individually
    • Please upload each document using the Files section of your EduSourced Project page. This is where your instructor and the Capstone Expo team will look to find your submission.
  • If you need assistance with creating your .mp4 presentation file, please review the tutorials section below.
  • Use the guide below to name your document prior to uploading it to EduSourced:
Document File Title Format File Type Final
Abstract BME101_Final_Abstract  Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) BME101_Final_Abstract.doc
Poster BME101_Final_Poster PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF (.pdf) BME101_Final_Poster.pptx
Presentation BME101_Final_Presentation Video File (.mp4) BME101_Final_Presentation.mp4

Recorded Presentation Tutorials

Note on File Types

Some of you may be using Google tools to collaborate on your project deliverables. Please remember to “download as” and select one of the file types listed in the chart above. Be aware that this may modify your formatting. You should review and revise your document once you have downloaded it in the appropriate file type prior to submitting it. Be mindful of naming a document as “Final” if it is not the document you wish to submit for a grade.