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ISAT Senior Symposium

April 20, 2018

ISAT/CS Building



As part of the ISAT experience, every senior completes a capstone project.  Working individually or in teams, students work on a problem with a real-world component, sometimes teaming with a local industry or governmental sponsor.  Capstone project ideas can come from the students themselves, from faculty advisors, or from sponsors.  The capstone project allows students opportunity to use the knowledge and skills they learned in ISAT to address a real-world problem and receive valuable hands-on experience.  Students are required to produce a final project report, both in written form and in the form of an oral presentation to the faculty, their student peers, and the public. 

Abstract Deadline

Please contact your professor regarding abstract deadlines.

Photo Guidelines and Submission

Required Forms
Prior to your photo session, the following forms must be completed by the Team Lead.


Schedule a Photography Session
You may schedule your photo session in the field or in a lab using our new online booking system. Please review the photo guidelines prior to scheduling your appointment.


Photography Deadlines
Photos and captions must be submitted to cisemarketing@jmu.edu (by the team lead) no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2017.


For advanced photographers, you may submit your own photo.

 
ISAT Senior Capstone Manual

Students may want to read through the Senior Project Manual briefly and get a sense for what to expect. As you proceed through the Senior Project process, it will serve as a handy and (hopefully) useful reference.

Transforming a Senior Capstone into an Honors Thesis

A student can transform their regular ISAT Senior Project into an Honors Thesis with minimal effort.

Any ISAT student who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher can choose to do an Honors Thesis in place of the ISAT Senior Project.  The Honors Thesis is essentially the same as the normal ISAT Senior Project, but will give students greater recognition from potential employers and graduate schools (the Honors designation goes on a student’s official transcript).  It's easy and it opens up an opportunity to get funding to support your project through the Honors Program.

There are three major differences between the Honors Thesis and the normal ISAT Senior Project:

    1. A student must do an individual write-up (students may also work as part of a team for the project)
    2. Students have a slightly advanced schedule (i.e. - the Honors thesis is due a few weeks earlier than the normal thesis)
    3. Students register for 499a, 499b, and 499c  (instead of registering for ISAT 491, 492, and 493)

This opportunity adds considerable value to a student’s degree with minimal effort.

Senior Capstone Abstract Archive

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