How are teams selected in a Capstone program and how many people are there on a team?

Several factors play a role in team composition: interest in various projects, skill sets needed for a given project, diversity of skill sets and experience on each team, and team size. The specific team selection details vary depending on the individual Capstone instructors. A typical Capstone team comprises three to five students.

Faculty are encouraged to get information from students, including their interest areas, resumes, and transcripts, in order to help ensure an appropriate team composition for each project. Some faculty begin this process over the summer; others do it in the first weeks of the school year. Faculty make the final decision on team composition, and there is no guarantee that students will be assigned to their first or second project choices.