University of Texas at Dallas



Amy Hortop (Co-Chair)
Keith Stanfill (Co-Chair)

Robert Hart (Local)

Jay Goldberg
Laura Hirshfield
Susannah Howe
Todd Polk
Shraddha Sangelkar
Bridget Smyser

New Capstone Design Community Website

Our new website is live! Check out the new site for current Capstone Design Conference information, access to the conference archive, as well as links to CDHub2.0 and signup for the Capstone Design Community mailing list.

Conference 2020

Not unexpectedly, given world events, the Capstone Design Conference Organizing Committee has decided to POSTPONE the 2020 Conference that was planned for June. Due to the uncertainty around travel and large group gatherings for the foreseeable future, we decided that an in-person conference carried too much risk and not enough reward at this time.

We have already begun the process of rescheduling the conference to 2021 and will let you know once dates are confirmed. We will also be reaching out to authors with additional information and options regarding their papers.

We are ALSO in the very early stages of planning some type of virtual get-together in early June 2020 not a full conference, but enough to give interested folks a chance to connect digitally. As such, 2020 will now be the appetizer and 2021 will be the main course! Stay tuned for more details.

Thank you for being a flexible, patient, creative Capstone Design Community member - good luck with your own planning in these uncertain times!.

Website updates coming!

Stay tuned for a new Capstone Design Conference website, coming in 2020.
Same URL, new and improved design.


The goal of the 2020 Capstone Design Conference is to provide a forum for faculty, staff, students, and industry representatives to share ideas about improving and/or starting engineering capstone design courses. To foster meaningful discussion and outcomes, the conference includes interactive panel sessions, poster presentations, workshops, and industry demonstrations. We welcome faculty, administrators, industry representatives, and students as participants in this engaging conference.

Call for Student Involvement: Now Open

We look forward to student participation in the poster sessions and on selected panels. Faculty are invited to nominate students who have done exemplary work on their capstone projects. Additional details are available in the Call for Student Involvement.

Submitted papers are peer reviewed and all accepted papers are included in the conference proceedings. Instead of following the traditional presentation format, however, all accepted papers are featured in highly interactive poster sessions. The majority of the conference sessions are conducted as stimulating panel discussions, based on topics drawn in part from the pool of accepted papers. Associated authors may be invited to participate as panelists for these themed panel discussions.

Workshops are conducted as 90-minute interactive sessions that foster audience participation. Where possible, workshops are offered twice (likely in back-to-back sessions) to increase attendance opportunities. We encourage proposals for workshops of broad interest to the capstone design community.

OTHER INVOLVEMENT We welcome your help to make this conference a rewarding and useful experience for the capstone design community. Please submit ideas and recommendations directly to the organizing committee at

Please direct questions about papers, workshops, or other conference areas to the organizing committee at

More Information

If you would like to learn more about the

Capstone Design Community see

and join our mailing list.




New: 2020 Call for Student Involvement

2020 Call for Papers

2020 Paper Format

2020 Workshop Proposal Template

Paper and Workshop Submission (CMT)

Join Mailing List

CDHub 2.0