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C2W Overview
The Capstone to Work (C2W) research team studies students’ experiences in the transition from capstone engineering design courses to the workplace. (NSF Award Abstract)

Handouts for Faculty and Students

  • Product #1: What transfers from capstone design to the workplace?
    Available in full handout format (PDF) or condensed slide format (PDF or Google Slides)
  • Product #2: Success Strategies – Words of Advice from New Engineers
    Available in handout format (PDF) or slide format (Google Slides)

Papers and Presentations

  • Process Matter(s): Leveraging the Design Process to Build Self-Directed Learning, MDW XI, May 2019 (paper)
  • Women’s Experiences in the Transition from Capstone Design Courses to Engineering Workplaces, ASEE, June 2019 (paper, web)
  • The Impact of Capstone Design Courses on New Engineering Graduates Preparation for Teamwork: A Mixed Methods Investigation, REES, July 2019 (paper)
  • Engineering Capstone Courses Help Students Transition from School to Work, Research Outreach, November 2019 (paper)
  • Transitioning from Capstone Design Courses to Workplaces: A Study of New Engineers’ First Three Months, IJEE, 35(6B), 2019 (web)

Research Methodology

Contact Information
Principal Investigators: Marie Paretti (Virgina Tech), Julie Ford (New Mexico Tech), Susannah Howe (Smith), Daria Kotys-Schwartz (CU Boulder)
Email: capstone2work [at] gmail.com