How to Participate
Summary of the Opportunity
You are invited to participate in the ME170 Stanford ME capstone course, designed to be the culmination of the Stanford BS ME degree. Partner with the Stanford ME department, where for 6 months, 4-person project team(s) made up of Senior-year Mechanical Engineering undergraduates work on a problem that you provide in the general theme of clean energy, transportation, health, and/or sustainability while engaging with community
Give Stanford ME undergraduate students an awareness and appreciation for how they can make a difference in the world
You will have the opportunity to interact with and recruit some of the most talented and creative undergraduates
Promotes engineering research and development in an area of interest for you and your organization. Many student teams can engage in different aspects of a common problem
Provides your organization with additional opportunities and exposure to Stanford faculty and undergraduate students, establishing a relationship with Stanford University.
Represents an excellent opportunity to engage with our students. The students are in their senior year, with many in the job market. Your organization's involvement will give you the chance to interact closely with these students to enrich their educational experience and to introduce them to your work as leading-edge organizations.
Course instruction is by Capstone Course Director/Lecturer Jeff Wood, with 25 years industry experience leading organizations in product development and manufacturing, and Shoshanah Cohen with 20+ years industry experience in supply chain and consulting organizations, with a growing list of guest speakers. The students receive excellent guidance regarding their projects.
Connects you to end-of-quarter presentations to see all projects conducted in the course
Provides access to final reports written by the teams for projects you provide
The course runs Autumn and Winter quarters every year, with enrollment expected in the 45-55 student range, resulting in 12-15 project teams.
To engage with the course, we request support which is used to cover administrative costs as well as project-related expenses. Our levels are below
Liaison - $30,000. Submit 1 project proposal resulting in 1-3 project teams.
Gold Liaison - $100,000. Provide up to 4 proposals, with up to 8 project teams workin on projects you provide
Platinum liaison - $175,000. Provide up to 8 project proposals, and the entire class will be working on projects you provide.
Interested to bring projects to the Class?
We are accepting proposals for the 2024-2025 year. If you are interested in participating in the class, please reach out to Jeff Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started! To define a project please complete the project brief below.
For any given class year, we are looking for initial project briefs by the end of July, and finalizing briefs and arrangements by the end of August
Project Brief Form