Center for Rapid Product Realization
College of Engineering and Technology
Western Carolina University
STRENGTHENING INDUSTRY/UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH MULTIDISCIPLINARY STEM/STEAM CAPSTONE PROJECTS
STEAM Capstone projects with industry. The presentation includes (1) How companies are recruited and how cross-disciplinary teams are formed; (2) Process for organizing/executing projects; (3) Processes for tracking progress, reporting results, and applying lessons learned; (4) Methods for ensuring course credit and accreditation requirements are satisfied; (5) Vehicle for compensating faculty (across campus) in team mentor roles; and (6) How intellectual property is managed.