Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design
Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design is an intense, open-ended, team-based design experience—spanning Fall and Winter quarters—in which students learn by applying the biodesign innovation process for health technology innovation.
During Fall quarter, student teams research and specify an unmet healthcare need; invent a technology-based solution to the need; create a feasibility test plan; and begin prototyping and performing experiments.
During Winter quarter, teams build and refine solutions iteratively according to self-defined project plan milestones, working toward a works-like prototype with proof-of-concept data and potential for preclinical and/or clinical testing.
We encourage students to pursue external funding to help advance their projects beyond the course. Past project teams have continued via independent study during Spring quarter, and have been competitive for awards from national collegiate engineering challenges and for translational research grant funding.
The Stanford Biodesign community of experts supports the student teams through clinical and technical mentorship and guest lectures on topics from stakeholder and market analysis to legal, regulatory, and commercialization.
High-performing teams are given the option to continue working on their projects beyond the end of the course through the “Biodesign NEXT" extension funding program. Learn more about Biodesign NEXT.
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Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design Course Leaders
- Richard Fan Instructor, Undergraduate Programs
- Douglas Rait Associate Director, Team Learning and Design
- Kara Rogers Lecturer, Bioengineering
- Joseph Shih Lecturer, Bioengineering
- Jim Swartz Professor, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
- Ross Venook Assistant Director, Engineering
- James Wall Assistant Director, Innovation Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery and Bioengineering (Courtesy)
- Fan Yang Assistant Professor, Bioengineering