Capstone Design Projects

ME students engage in capstone design projects through ME 451 Senior Capstone: System Design course.  A broad spectrum of projects are offered each year, for example:

  • Alternative energy projects
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Ski/snowboard design
  • Thermal/fluid systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Smart materials-related projects


A number of ME capstone design projects are sponsored by GE Services,, Moment Skis, Ebara International, etc.


Capstone Design in the News/Media

Nanotechnology-based snow skis project was featured in the 2010 September issue of Backcountry Magazine (p. 28).


Read more about the projects in the ME 451/452 capstone design courses [click here].