After two years of the capstone experience, more than 200 teams have participated in more than 122 full-scale projects
in which many have multi-phases and some have involved multi-team structures .. This implies that the capstone program has
actually delivered more than 200 full-scale projects , large sub-projects or
complex project-phases in just two years .
By the end of Fall 2004 , the capstone program was able to establish project-based relationships with more than 82
sponsors in which more than 82% are external business or organizations to NJIT .Our sponsors list include 6 Fortune 500 companies , 51 medium to small to large size companies across the tri state area , 8 sponsors from New Jersey
colleges and universities , 5 public services departments or agencies at the city , state or national levels and 7 unique projects sponsored from NJIT faculty. We expect 35-40 teams (200 students) to be available
for new projects by Spring 2005 .
Additionally, our entrepreneurship and
now considered a well-sponsored track that evolved over the time produced
at least 4 outstanding success stories.
of projects sponsors include but not limited to : McKesson, Honey Well, PSE&G, CIT, Saint Clair Health System , State of NJ governor’s office , Newark public Library
, Newark Housing authority , Rutgers university, National Guard , Bayers , NASA , NSF and tens of other businesses
and research institutions Clearly , sponsors and projects diversity demonstarte
the broad array of interest in our capstone program . Projects dealt with many
kinds of business problems and application areas from entertainment to finance to health to education to the public sector
needs. The capstone program also offers strong support and training to students who wish to become entrepreneurs.
We are currently implementing an extension of the Capstone Program that integrates computer and wetlab activities to
provide students and faculty with hands-on exposure to bioinformatics These interdepartmental and inter-institutional programs
will include mentoring in grant writing, applied technology development, intellectual property practices and entrepreneurial
strategies and will serve as models for expansion into other interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas.
The capstone program is very ambitious to expand its network of relationships
and improve its CRM capabilities . Capstone courses director is working on enhancing students resources and training and improve team-structures and teams skill sets by building interdisciplinary collaborations
across college degrees and departments and across the entire the school system.