CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2010
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Project Sponsorship

Capstone projects are sponsored by corporate clients that include local, regional, and national companies ranging in size from small to very large.

"Auto-Owners Insurance is proud to be a capstone project sponsor. Our strategic partnership has enabled us to identify and recruit outstanding MSU graduates.”

• Robert Buchanan

Sr. Vice President
Information Systems and Technology
Auto-Owners Insurance

Prior to each semester, project proposals are solicited from potential sponsors by the course professor, Dr. Wayne Dyksen. After appropriate vetting and refinement, the winning proposals are selected.

The total number of sponsorships is limited to about eight in the fall semester and twelve in the spring.

Project sponsorship is $3,000.

Benefits of Sponsorship

The benefits of capstone project sponsorship include

Design Day Booklet

Design Day

At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering sponsors Design Day, at which student teams from throughout the college showcase their capstone design projects in the MSU Union to the general public. Attendees include corporate clients, families, faculty and students, along with hundreds of local junior high and high school students.

Computer science capstone teams present to a panel of corporate judges, competing for prestigious Design Day awards.

Capstone Project Sponsors

Capstone project sponsors include local, regional, and national companies ranging in size from small to very large. For a complete list of sponsors and projects visit the Archives Projects by Sponsor page.

  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Boeing
  • Chrysler
  • Ford
  • GE Aviation
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • Medtronic
  • Meijer
  • Michigan State University
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Raytheon
  • TechSmith
  • Terex
  • Toro
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Urban Science

The Capstone Experience Brochure

Download and print the tri-fold brochure The Capstone Experience.

Contact Information

For more information on sponsoring a capstone project, contact Dr. Wayne Dyksen.