If you are interested in becoming a capstone project partner, please submit a Project Scoping Form. To ensure that your project proposal is considered for review before project spots fill up, please submit your completed scoping form as soon as possible.
Four Steps to Becoming a Capstone Project Partner:
Step 1: Complete the Project Scoping Form
The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences is inviting industry partners across the board, from start-ups and non-profits to mid-size and established corporations, to work with teams of ICS undergraduate or graduate students on capstone projects.
Capstone projects take place over 10 or 20 weeks (one or two quarters) during the academic year and enable ICS students to engage with regional, national, and global organizations around projects motivated by real-world problems. Project topics tie into cutting-edge areas of computing and information technology, including artificial intelligence and data analytics, cybersecurity, web applications, online services, cloud computing, and mobile applications, to name a few.
Capstone project partners often rely on capstone projects to explore new ideas or proof-of-concept prototypes, and the hands-on learning for students may translate into practical solutions down the road. For the vast majority of students and partners, the benefits extend beyond impressive portfolios and innovative prototypes, providing an informed path to professional development for students and talent recruiting for industry partners.
Partnership Options and Project Timelines
Capstone partners are encouraged to support the ICS Capstone Projects through philanthropic gifts, via our Corporate Partners Program.
Please view the Capstone Program Overview for information on the schedule and timeline of capstone project courses. Typically, partners engage in project scoping conversations with our corporate relations team and faculty mentors several months in advance of the target start date. At the beginning of a capstone course, partners pitch their proposed projects to the students, and faculty mentors facilitate the process of matching projects with student teams.