RIT Seeking Companies and Non-Profits for Software Engineering Capstone Projects

Deadline for proposals is August 31

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Teams of ambitious software engineering students from Rochester Institute of Technology are ready to put their knowledge to work for companies and non-profit organizations.

Each year, seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree in software engineering from RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences are required to develop a Capstone Project as a final requirement to complete their five years of study.

The Golisano College’s Software Engineering Department is seeking companies and non-profit organizations to sponsor a team. Organizations interested should contact J. Fernando Naveda, department chair of RIT’s department of software engineering, at (585) 475-5461 or f.naveda@rit.edu by August 31. A donation of $1,000 per project is appreciated.

Teams comprised of four or five students work closely with the organization over a six-month period to deliver a working software engineering solution based on each client’s needs. Previous Capstone Projects have included an application configuration tool for a software-controlled radio, a railroad transit system blocking design tool, a worldwide printing kiosk locator system and an online co-op employment evaluation system.

Past sponsors of projects include PAETEC Communications, Harris RF Communications, Eastman Kodak Co., Alstom Transport Systems, STEP Council of the Genesee Region and RIT’s Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services.

“The Software Engineering Capstone Project offers companies the opportunity to meet students who will soon be looking for permanent positions as software engineers,” says Naveda. “It also allows organizations to utilize the software engineering senior projects to explore new technologies at a minimum risk and cost.”

To learn more about the senior projects, visit www.se.rit.edu/seniorproject.