External Projects for Seniors
Thanks for considering a project for our seniors.
- Students learn from solving real-world problems.
- You get help on exploring ideas without incurring a financial cost.
Our Senior Projects
- Students are in computer science or software engineeing major.
- The projects are in teams of 2-4 students for two semesters (9 months)
- The projects start in mid August (ends in May) or early January (ends in December with a summer break)
- Students select their projects.
- Your project involves designing and building a software system to solve a problem.
- Your project is not proprietary---students can present the project (problem and approach) to others.
- Your project might not be a good fit if it is part of a product that needs to be completed in a certain time frame.
- Your project might be a good fit if it is exploratory.
- The project has a main contact who can provide feedback to the students at least monthly.
- Since students select their projects:
- you are not guaranteed to have the best students, and
- your project might not have any students.
- If your project involves hardware beyond regular laptops and non-free software, you would need to supply them.
- There is no financial cost to you unless special hardware/software is involved.
Proposing a project
- Contact Philip Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Shoaff (email@example.com) to discuss if the project is reasonable
- before or in July for projects starting in mid August
- before or in December for projects starting in early January
- Prepare presentation slides on:
- problem description
- motivation for the problem
- desired general approach to the problem (if applicable)
- knowledge and skills that might be needed
- contact information
- Arrange a time to present/pitch the project to our students (mid August or early January)
- Answer questions from the students
Starting a project
- Your project can start if a team of students select your project.
- The team will try to meet with you at least monthly for feedback.