Capstone Project Funding
Funding is available for Capstone Teams at an amount of $300 per project. Your team must submit a Capstone Budget Request Form by Jan. 18, 2019, the end of the first full week of spring semester classes, to secure funding for your project. You may submit a budget up to $300 and receive approval by Dec. 15. No requests over $300 will be honored until Jan. 18, after all proposals have been submitted. Your team may require more or less than $300. Budget approvals will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Managing your team's budget
Please note that your team is required to manage its own budget. An account balance sheet is provided below to aid in tracking your balance:
Purchasing items for your project
For purchases, the college is happy to order online items for you and distribute them to you once they arrive. To submit an order request for your project or for other support requests (i.e. requests for space, tools, guidance, etc), please create a new support ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When making requests to email@example.com, include your abbreviated project title or project number along with some descriptor of need (i.e. "order," "work space,", "tool request," “training”) along with the date in the subject line. A support ticket number will be assigned .
For items you obtain on your own or for travel expenses, the College is happy to reimburse you. To receive reimbursement, please provide copies of the receipts and place one copy Dr. Roger Hilten’s Driftmier Engineering Center mailbox. Keep one for yourself and give the original to Ms. Pam Pontenberg in Driftmier's front office. You'll need to fill out a form for reimbursement for items you purchase and for travel expenses. Inform Ms. Pontenberg that the expense is for Capstone Design and what School your project is under, i.e. ECAM, ECE, or CMBE. The college is happy to purchase online items for you, but you are welcome to do so alternatively and request reimbursement.
You must purchase your own in-town items (i.e. from Lowe's, Michael's, Athens Steel, etc). In addition, the college is unable to pick up items from local vendors for you unless there is an extenuating circumstance, for example a truck is needed for pick up. The college will NOT order items on your proposal unless you make a separate request – your proposal is just that, a proposal – not a purchase request.