Seniors in the bachelor's degree program take a year-long capstone course that emphasizes team collaboration and the application of modern engineering approaches to software construction.
Each team develops an original, industry-strength software product. Projects are designed and implemented in the context of realistic engineering constraints and must follow effective engineering standards and practices.
In 2013, sample projects included a graphical interface designed for the University of Nevada, Reno's Brain Lab to enable researchers to interpret data more easily and an interface for Bally Technologies allowing communication between a web-based game machine and a casino machine.
At the beginning of the semester, teams set-up project websites, which are updated regularly. At the end of the semester, there is a public workshop where teams present their projects, including video clips, demonstrations and posters.
For more videos demonstrating past senior projects, please visit the CS 426 video page.
In 2013, we had four students intern with NASA and work on various research projects. Learn more about their experiences by downloading their research reports.