Capstone Expo Highlights 79 Consulting and Research Projects in Public Service
The 2016 Capstone Expo brought hundreds of students, professors, and organizational leaders to the Rosenthal Pavilion in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, where soon-to-graduate NYU Wagner students displayed a total of 79 poster-board summaries of their year-end Capstone consulting and research projects, and toasted their achievements at an honorary reception.
The Capstone Program is a valuable service that NYU Wagner proudly offers to the city, the region, and the world. It is the centerpiece of students’ graduate education, where they translate their classroom learning into practice. Capstone teams have spent the academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
The Expo displayed the high-level public service work in research, management and implementation that the 79 teams conducted for a diverse range of clients, such as
Johnson & Johnson, the New York City Department of Education, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, and Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York.
For Enterprise Community Partners, for example, a Capstone team worked on issues of housing insecurity for the aged. For the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, another team analyzed the potential for agency participation in a carbon-avoidance market. And for the World Bank's Urban Division, Bangladesh, still another Capstone group worked on a capital investment plan and loan program for cities in developing countries.
The NYU Wagner Capstone Program was supported this year by FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds.