senior capstone design showcase, 2015

Sponsor a Capstone Design Project

Help Create Future Biomedical Engineers 

Get involved with biomedical engineering students and partner with Penn State and the Department of Biomedical Engineering to sponsor a senior capstone design project. We assemble interdisciplinary student teams to tackle problems/projects using knowledge acquired during their undergraduate education. Students are also tasked with building and utilizing quality communication and team-based skills to achieve their goals.

*Projects are offered as part of the Learning Factory*

What are Senior Capstone Design Projects?

  • All Penn State biomedical engineering students are required to complete BME 450W: Biomedical Senior Design prior to graduation.
  • Senior capstone design projects partner student teams with industry professionals in order to test and design solutions to real-world challenges in medicine, healthcare, biology, and engineering.
  • Students apply theoretical information gained in the classroom with a solid basis of teamwork and communication skills to deliver powerful ideas with viable results.
  • Projects are developed during the course of a semester and culminate each spring and fall during the College of Engineering Design Showcase.
  • Students receive valuable, practical hands-on experience to students in a number of engineering disciplines.

Benefits to Sponsors:

  • Uncovering fresh ideas and solutions to real problems
  • Investigating low cost, low risk new ideas
  • Creating corporate exposure opportunities throughout campus
  • Providing your company with a public relations opporunity 
  • Discovering potential future star employees for your company
  • Improving engineering education at Penn State
  • Interacting with bright, energetic, creative young minds
  • Networking with other companies and Penn State faculty.

Past Project Highlights

Interested in sponsoring a project?

Send an email for more information to:

  • Daniel Hayes
    Department Head and Huck Chair in Nanotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine
  • Matthew Parkinson
    Professor and Director of The Learning Factory


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614