Capstone Day is June 10

Centralia College will hold its fourth annual Capstone Presentation Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 10, in Washington Hall.

The community is invited to view the presentations and projects, meet the students, hear talks on a variety of topics, and celebrate academic excellence.  Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Karen Goodwin, CC science instructor and Capstone organizer, expects 37 student projects, nearly double last year’s total, to be featured at Capstone Presentation Day. A Capstone Project is a student’s culminating project. It is meant to incorporate their learning with a practical application.

“The addition of presentations by nursing, diesel, health and fitness, and statistics students makes this the most diverse event to date,” said Goodwin. “I am so excited that the campus has embraced this concept, and look forward to the amazing presentations by our very talented students.”

This year’s projects include:

  • Oil analysis using infrared spectroscopy
  • A three-axis gimbal for video stabilization
  • Biomimetic hand using a human-machine interface
  • A magnetic fluid (ferrofluid)
  • A blind corner safety system

For the second year, the Centralia College Foundation provided up to $10,000 for students to complete Capstone Projects across all disciplines. The money was awarded through an application process. This year, 23 of the 37 featured projects received funding from the Foundation. Funded projects will be indicated by the Centralia College Foundation logo on Presentation Day.


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