Skip to main content

FOR STUDENTS

It's Time to RATE PROJECTS!!!

Check your email for the link to project ratings.

YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS?


Here are answers to a few of our most commonly asked questions...

  • The best preparation is to complete the pre-requisites of Capstone for your major. If you have questions about pre-reqs, consult with your Undergraduate Advisor. Additionally, watch your email at the end of Winter semester your Junior year. You will receive information about registering for Capstone.
  • Capstone is scheduled for M-F, 8-9:50am. Do not attempt to schedule additional classes or work during that time. While Capstone is rigorous, the workload is doable within these hours, with possible exceptions during critical project milestones.
  • Projects are finalized over the summer, and project descriptions will be available for students in early to mid-August. You must sign an NDA prior to registering for the class. Only registered students will be granted access to the project descriptions. You will have an opportunity to rate each project on a scale of 0-3 and to comment on your favorites. While there are no guarantees that you will be placed on a project that is one of your favorites, we do try to place students on projects according to your interests.
  • No, you may not do your own project. Capstone projects must meet specific criteria and are vetted and approved by External Relations Managers and Capstone instructors.
  • In early to mid-August, you will be provided access to a database of project descriptions which you will be allowed to rate based on your desire to work on that project. We use everyone's responses to cross reference with the disciplinary needs of the project to assign students to teams. You will typically learn of your team assignment within the first few days of Fall semester.
  • We hope so! Our two External Relations Managers (one ME and one ECE) are experienced engineers who work hard to secure a wide variety of projects in order to meet the needs of all Capstone students. If you have a connection with someone in industry who might be interested in sponsoring a project, they would love to discuss it. Contact info is on the "Contact Us" page.
  • You will be contacted to fill out paperwork prior to registering for the course. Watch your email in late Winter. After you have completed the registration forms, you will be allowed to register for the class (once registration has been opened). In early-mid August, you will have the opportunity to rate projects. You'll get started on Capstone on the first day of Fall classes. We jump right in!
  • You may not choose your team directly. However, we do use your project ratings and comments to assign you to a team. Our goal is to place you on a project you will enjoy and where your skillset will be beneficial to your team.

    Competition teams are chosen by direct application, and you will be notified of your placement on a competition team prior to the regular Capstone team assignment process. Competition team coaches choose the members of their teams prior to Fall semester.
  • For questions about the paperwork process, contact the Capstone Office at 801-422-4847 or byucapstone@byu.edu.

    For questions about the projects or if you have a lead for a potential project, contact an External Relations Manager. Their contact info is on the "Contact Us" page.

    For questions about pre-requisites or concerns about unique circumstances, contact your department's Undergraduate Advisor.

CURRENT STUDENTS

data-content-type=""

How do I figure out what I'm supposed to be doing?

Try the Capstone website for current students at byucapstone.byu.edu.

LearningSuite also has pertinent announcements.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage=#aac0d5 overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type=""
penguin-158551_1280.png

Who am I supposed to talk to about this?

If it relates to the project, documentation, course materials, or anything curriculum-related, contact your POD INSTRUCTOR.

If it relates to your sponsor or communications with your sponsor (Weekly Status Updates), contact your EXTERNAL RELATIONS MANAGER.

For administrative issues like shirts, orders, travel, or other items, contact the CAPSTONE OFFICE.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage=#aac0d5 overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type=""

What do I do with confidential information?

It is critical that you protect information that your sponsor has deemed CONFIDENTIAL. You are under NDA not to disclose those confidential pieces. If you have any questions about what you are allowed to share, please talk to your sponsor.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage=#aac0d5 overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage=#aac0d5 overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection= overrideCardHideByline= overrideCardHideDescription= overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=

CONTACT LINKS

Paula Harper

Capstone Office Manager
801-422-3894
byucapstone@byu.edu

Registration questions
Policy questions
Administrative Issues
Travel
Purchasing

Allyson Gibson

External Relations, ECEn
801-422-7962
allyson_gibson@byu.edu

Project assistance
Sponsor relations
Career concerns
Department assistance

Lisa Barrager

External Relations, ME
801-422-8680
lisa_barrager@byu.edu

Project assistance
Sponsor relations
Career concerns
Department assistance
taton-moise-zWQ7zsBr5WU-unsplash.jpg

Pod Instructor

Assigned First Week of Class



Anything course related
Technical questions
Personal concerns