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Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design

The Capstone Design course offers an opportunity to work with a sponsor (typically a company) on real engineering projects that may really go into production, be awarded patents, or get built.  Past senior design projects have worked with companies such as John Deere, Caterpillar, Altec Industries, Pella Windows Inc., and many more.

Photo Credit: ME Communications Specialist Nick Fetty, 2016

For our project, we’ve been working on a hydraulic test stand, interacting weekly with John Deere as well as Iowa State faculty. We’re gaining experience in the engineering design process as well as in project management as we progress from understanding the customer needs and wants all the way to our final design.

To finish out the semester, teams will share their designs along with other Mechanical Engineering students at the ME Design Expo on December 5th in the Howe Atrium!

Click here for more info on the ME Design Expo.




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