Participation in Capstone Design Projects synthesizes theory learned in class, lab work, and real-world experience from co-op programs. Students are able to create design projects in areas that interest them. Capstone Design projects often lead to the creation of a marketable product and entrepreneurial opportunities for the graduating students.
Students own the ideas and devices they create for the design competition and there are several pitch competitions that follow the Capstone Design Event which act as a platform for students to compete for funding to commercialize their devices.
About Capstone Design
We take the theory learned in the classroom and practical things we've done on coop [work terms], and put it together to develop an idea that's our own. - Alison Lee, 4th year nanotechnology engineering student.
Highlights from 2022 Capstone Design Projects
The winner of the Best Overall Project Bhattacharrya Award was Team 30 for Recycling Multilayer Film via Solvent Extraction.
When asked about the rewarding aspects of working on their Capstone Design Project, members of Team 30 commented,
Team 17 won the people's choice award for their Household Cannabis Oil Extractor.
Team 24 partnered with Musqueam First Nation to electrify their vehicle fleet.
Team members reflected on their project,