The Capstone Marketplace is an online tool developed and maintained to match multidisciplinary student teams with challenging engineering projects. It was created by the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) to help address a critical challenge of developing the next generation of systems engineering (SE) talent for future US DoD and defense industry needs.
While web based tools exist for matching students to projects at individual institutions, the Capstone Marketplace is intended to enable broader participation and as such is open to all institutions with the capability of participating in undergraduate level capstone projects.
The Capstone Marketplace makes it easier for sponsors to reach out to a broad pool of students and provide them with the added benefit of an engaged and knowledgeable mentor. Students can more easily find projects best matched to their interests and needs and faculty have an open source for student projects that can lead to new research partners and collaboration.