James Madison University

Capstone Posters

Poster Content

Posters are 48” x 36” in size.  Students should use the poster template provided on Blackboard.

Posters should include: 

  • Roles and Responsibilities of team members to inform faculty which students have been responsible for which aspects
  • Planning information potentially including:  Mission Statement, Customer Needs, Market Analysis, Functions, Specifications, Constraints, et cetera
  • Concept generation, evaluation, and selection potentially including:  Alternative designs, Evaluation, Conceptual design, Analysis of designs, Final design
  • Embodiment of design potentially including:  Modeling performed (Analytical and Physical)
  • Testing and Refinement potentially including:  alpha and beta prototype, testing and refinement
  • Address Sustainabilityin applicable contexts
  • Future work and timeline (if continuing to work on this project next term)
  • Schedule and location for remote public demonstrations (if applicable).

Poster Printing

  • Submit your final poster on Blackboard for printing by the dates listed above . Name the file in the following way: 2013_OneWordCapstoneName.pptx and 2013_ OneWordCapstoneName.pdf.
  • Students should use the poster template provided.
  • Posters will be paid for by the Department of Engineering.

Poster Set-up/Tear-down

  • Students will set up their own posters at an assigned location.  (Signage and maps will indicate team locations.)
  • Poster board and binder clips will be available on easels. (Please do not use any form of tape to mount your poster to the board.)
  • All posters must be set up no later than 10:00 a.m. on April 19th in the flex space on the 3rd floor of Rose Library .
  • Please take down your poster by after 5:00 p.m. on April 19th. 


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    6:00 p.m.
    ICCE Event: Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
    Festival and Student Conference Center
  • September 19
    12:15 p.m.
    MADE Professionalism Seminar Series:
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    HHS 2003
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    12:15 p.m.
    MADE Professionalism Seminar Series:
    Engineering Study Abroad Opportunities
    HHS 2003