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This image shows four university students who are participating in Psyche capstones discussing their projects inside the meteorite vault at Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies.

Capstone Projects

Capstone courses are culminating, project-based courses undertaken by university students in the final (senior) year of university.

A strength of capstone courses is that they involve students in applying their knowledge and skills to real-world projects. The Psyche mission is developing Psyche-focused projects for capstone courses across a range of disciplines.

Current Capstone Projects

Four capstone projects are being piloted at Arizona State University during the 2017-2018 academic year:

  1. Development of a Psyche mobile app (students from computer science, graphic design, and engineering management)
  2. Development of an imaging system to produce consistent images of iron meteorite samples for automated analysis (students from computer systems engineering, industrial design, and engineering management)
  3. Development of a computer algorithm for automated planimetric analyses of iron meteorite sample images to determine bulk chemical compositions (students from computer science)
  4. Creation of a near-term public relations plan and long-term (mission lifetime) strategic plan (students from journalism and mass communication)
  5. Development of a hands-on demonstration to help the public understand one of the Psyche science instruments or investigations (students from Engineering Projects in Community Service and engineering management)

Future Capstone Projects

A menu of Psyche-focused capstone projects that may be undertaken by any interested university capstone course is in development for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you are a university capstone course instructor or administrator (or future capstone student) and would like more information, please fill out our interest form:

Current Student Collaborations Participants

View a list of the students, faculty, staff, and mentors currently involved in Psyche Student Collaborations.

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Student Collaborations Participants