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2021 Engineering Capstone Symposium

Thank you for visiting WCU’s School of Engineering + Technology Virtual Capstone Project Symposium for the Academic Year 2020-21.

We typically host our Capstone Luncheon and Poster Session for our external partners, supporters, and College friends giving everyone an opportunity to meet with the individual capstone teams and view the work they have accomplished. However, again this year, due to COVID-19, we were unable to host an in-person symposium. The WCU Engineering Capstone projects run for two semesters, beginning in the fall semester and ending in the spring semester. The program partners students from our Engineering and Engineering Technology, Engineering (Mechanical concentration), Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. Teams dedicate two semesters to solve challenging, open-ended engineering problems posed by our industry sponsors. This year, a record 116 students partnered on 27 projects, with topics ranging from automotive, aerospace, military, medical, and outdoor gear. Listed below are links to the Capstone Project posters. 

We have also included a link for a Call for Capstone Projects for 2021-22. After reviewing the posters, if you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss a potential project for the upcoming year, please contact Dr. Patrick Gardner or at 828.227.2435. We hope you enjoy the wide variety of projects and the great work our engineering students have accomplished.

2021 Capstone Projects 

In each panel you'll find a link to capstone project poster presentation for further exploration. Discover the hard work of our students below...


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Aegis Power Systems




Cultivated Cocktails






Fleet Readiness Center




Nantahala Outdoor Center



Army Research Office

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