Overview

The College of Engineering Capstone Design course provides industry and community partners the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of senior engineering and computing students focused on accomplishing innovative and impactful projects. Over the course of this two-semester program, students lead engineering design projects from planning to completion. While benefiting the project sponsor, students develop essential leadership and professional skills required of them when entering the workforce, including creative problem solving and cooperative collaboration. The ethics, laws, rules and regulations, licensure, leadership, and professional practice of engineering are also important aspects threaded throughout this course. 

Student teams are comprised of 3-5 members and receive guidance throughout the project cycle from an appointed faculty mentor and a designated point of contact within the sponsor organization. Project assignments are based on the needs and preferences of the project sponsor, faculty recommendations and assessment of student skills, and student interest and project rankings at the start of the fall semester.

Once assigned, students work with sponsors using the EduSourced project management platform. This platform centralizes all communication and files related to the project, while facilitating collaboration and remote work with both students and faculty mentors to achieve project milestones.

The capstone design course concludes each year with the Design Showcase, where students present prototypes and design solutions developed for their projects. The course timeline and additional information about becoming a project sponsor may be found on the following pages.

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Sponsorship

Capstone Design Program sponsorship provides funding to support project materials, leadership development certification, project supervision, software, tools, and other resources to ensure students reach the best outcomes for their clients. With the number of student teams increasing annually as the College of Engineering grows, support from project sponsors allows the college to continuously make enhancements to improve the student and client experience.

All supporters through the sponsorship options below will receive priority consideration of projects as student teams are being assigned.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

FOUNDATIONAL SPONSOR - $5,000
  • Listed as industry supporter on College of Engineering capstone website
  • 1 Project team of 3-5 College of Engineering (and possibly School of Computing) students
  • Site-visit for project team (within budget and reason)
  • Logo displayed at Capstone Design Showcase and in event program
  • Registration for 1 guest at Design Showcase Luncheon
PREMIUM SPONSOR - $10,000

All benefits of Foundational level support plus:

  • Ability to submit 1 additional project with priority consideration during project selection process
  • Promotion of company support on College of Engineering social media channels
  • Creation of project highlight video to be featured on College of Engineering social media and capstone website
  • Registration for up to 2 guests at Design Showcase Luncheon
ELITE SPONSOR - $25,000

All benefits of Premium level support plus:

  • Consideration as Design Showcase Sponsor, to include promotion of support in all event marketing materials
  • Registration for up to 4 guests at Design Showcase Luncheon where company will be recognized
  • Included as College of Engineering Black Level Corporate Partner, benefits include:
      • Display of company logo on Corporate Partner Wall within engineering building
      • Complimentary registration for UGA Engineering & Computer Science Career & Internship Fair (2 events, $1,500 total value)
      • 2 registrants for the National Engineers Week Banquet (February)
      • Early access to Employer of the Day date selection

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