Capstone Projects

Most programs within CEAS require students complete capstone projects, the embodiment of their academic and professional academic experience. As a culminating experience, the capstone requires interdisciplinary and contextual perspectives. This senior-year experience enables students to transition to a profession or graduate school and pursue life-long learning and social responsibility.

Below are some recent capstone examples, separated by department. 

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

  • Airplane Design/Build/Fly competitions
  • Battle of the Rockets

Biomedical Engineering

  • Craniofacial Staple System
  • Walden Femoral Drainage System

Chemical and Environmental Engineering

  • Marcellus Shale Production Water: Treatment and Product Recovery
  • CO2 Capture from Cooling Towers
  • Production of Biodiesel from Microalgae
  • Effective Treatment of Wastewater and Brackish Water for Agricultural Irrigation Using Renewable Energy
  • Ohio River Harmful Algal Blooms: Indicators and Real-Time Monitoring

Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

  • New Athletic Training Facility at Texas Tech University
  • Expansion of Children’s Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska

Electrical Engineering and Computing Science

  • Emotion-Based Music Selection
  • Numerical Image Recognition Using a Hardware Neural Network
  • Simulated Eye Development in Multiple Species
  • Educational and Therapeutic Gaming Application for Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Weightless Gym with Safety Features
  • Controllable Engraver
  • Network for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Wearable Assistive Robotic Hand

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

  • Wireless Geophone Vibration Sensor
  • Operation Noise Reduction of Framing Nailer
  • Bike Regenerative Braking
  • Organ Preservation Refrigeration Chamber