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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

Psyche capstone projects have expanded beyond ASU for the 2018-2019 academic year, partnering with California State University-Los Angeles, Cleveland State University, Florida A&M University-Florida State University, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • 3D Asteroid Viewer
  • 3D-Printed Museum Interpretation Model
  • Future Spacecraft Materials
  • In-Situ Probe Positioning System
  • Iron Meteorite Database
  • Iron Meteorite Imaging System
  • Neutral Flux Probe
  • Psyche Content Demonstration/Exhibit
  • Psyche Experience Mobile App
  • Psyche Public Campaign
  • Remote Exhibit Interpretive System
  • Rendering High-Resolution Space Data
  • Space Mission Design
  • Space Object Virtual Reality
  • Spacecraft Oculus Experience
  • Visualizing Space Data Footprints
  • Xenon Flow Controller

View the current participants

View the 2017-2018 Psyche capstone projects

Psyche Capstone Resources

Read about our approach to interdisciplinary capstone projects:

Coordinating Opportunistic Interdisciplinary Projects Across Single-Discipline Capstone Courses (Capstone Design Conference)

Future Capstone Projects

Additional Psyche-focused capstone projects that may be undertaken by any interested university capstone course are in development. 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