CMDA Capstone Program
Capstone Program Overview
Partner with us for the Capstone Project course (CMDA 4864), a required senior-level class for CMDA majors. Teams of three or four students spend the semester tackling an open-ended, client-driven project. Ideally each team works on a different problem, so the class benefits from seeing the particular challenges that arise in a variety of projects. In addition to the technical aspects of the project, students are mentored in teamwork, project management, and technical leadership. Through the lens of their particular projects, the teams also consider the ethical aspects of data science and mathematical modeling. We seek partners from business, government, and from the Virginia Tech community to serve as sponsors for our capstone projects. These projects should not be theoretical research projects within statistics or applied mathematics, but could be inspired by research questions from other disciplines (e.g., using data science to illuminate research questions in engineering, finance, the humanities, or public health).
Work with our undergraduate students to solve complex problems using data. Learn more about our Capstone program and other corporate partnership opportunities.