As a culminating experience, students will put into practice the knowledge and skills they learned during their coursework through a capstone project. Students will have the opportunity to develop and implement a biomedical informatics project with an industry or University partner, or within their workplace.
The capstone project is a degree requirement for students and is completed during the last three quarters of their program. Students work in small teams with a business partner to address key problems the company needs to solve. The program aids students in identifying viable projects, and establishing a scientific advisory panel for oversight and mentorship. At our Capstone Showcase events, all projects are presented to faculty and sponsors for review and evaluation.
Value of the Capstone Program
The capstone program is designed to offer both students and capstone partners an opportunity to gain experience working on real-life biomedical informatics related problems, enhance their research agenda, and explore potential employment partnerships.
Capstone teams engage with problems that may have wide-ranging effects in a variety of settings: clinical, research, and industry. Students identify the knowledge and framework required to address the problem and use the methodologies learned in the Biomedical Informatics program to develop strategies which may involve creating new information management resources, optimizing current data systems, conducting data analysis, and scoping new solutions.