TE Capstone students are typically juniors or seniors majoring in bioengineering, product design, mechanical engineering, supply chain management, materials science engineering, marketing, finance and many other disciplines. However, there is no such thing as a typical TE Capstone student. Some of TE Capstone’s most successful students have been those with extremely diverse academic interests such as theater major/history minor and bioengineering major/international relations minor.
The TE capstone program was piloted in 1996 and in 2016 we celebrated our 20th anniversary of providing our students real-world experiences designed to help them hit the ground running at their first job. Over the past 20 years our popularity of TE Capstone has grown. Now each year we have over 200 students from all three undergraduate colleges working in over 30 teams of students. Each year these TE Capstone teams work on over 20 sponsored projects that come from established companies, local startups and student startups.
As former TE Capstone students make their way into leadership positions at relevant companies, they often wish to create a relationship between their company and the program that was instrumental in defining their professional conduct and character. By coming full circle, former TE Capstone students bring with them a wealth of experience and valuable input unique to someone who has participated in the Integrated Product Development process from multiple perspectives. We encourage our TE capstone alum to get involved with mentoring the next generation of Lehigh students. If you are interested, just contact us.