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New 2021-2022 Research Topics are posted.
Universities and faculty advisors–log on as a site member and submit Expressions of Interest (EOI)
Requests for Proposals (RFP) are sent from faculty to the Marketplace in response to EOI’s.
“Capstone Marketplace” is one of four strategic thrusts of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), that enhances knowledge of system engineering at the undergraduate level. SERC is a Department of Defense (DoD) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), a 22 university consortium led by Stevens Institute of Technology. The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for System Engineering (ODASD/SE) sponsors SERC’s activities. SERC is chartered to strengthen academic research in system engineering, addressing problems of interest to DOD. The Capstone Marketplace connects DOD and other government organizations with undergraduate academic teams, to work on senior year, “capstone” design projects. The Capstone Marketplace provides research topics to student design teams, contact with government Subject Matter Experts, and limited research funding. University capstone teams are expected to operate like small industry teams, performing research for their government customers. SERC’s staff provide technical, business, and other management support to Capstone teams.
2021-2022 Research Topics are now on the Capstone Marketplace website. These topics come from military units and staff organizations. SERC assists with the descriptions of each Capstone Research Topic such that:
Sponsors in operational units and government research staffs work directly with students. The web document, “SERC Capstone Marketplace Objectives” lists additional details on SERC’s concepts for small team developments and applied system engineering for students.
Once Research Topics are announced, academic institutions intending to pursue SERC Capstone Marketplace awards are encouraged to submit an initial “Expression of Interest” (EOI) to SERC as soon as possible. A template on the Capstone Marketplace website can be transmitted directly to the Marketplace. After receipt of an EOI, SERC will send a Request For Proposal (RFP) to the university. Proposals should follow formats, instructions, and schedules provided in the “Project Proposal Instructions” detailed on the website. Proposals are evaluated and awards announced as rapidly as possible.
Proposals will be accepted from non-SERC universities, as well as from SERC consortium members. SERC may now award Capstone Marketplace Contracts to any U.S. educational institution, with ABET accreditation, conducting undergraduate engineering design projects.
SUMMARY OF RECENT CHANGES IN CAPSTONE MARKETPLACE:
QUESTIONS AND POINTS OF CONTACT
FOR ALL CAPSTONE DELIVERABLES–Please email to: email@example.com
Capstone Marketplace Managers:
Michael DeLorme firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Shepherd email@example.com