The MFS Capstone Program is designed to challenge and inspire students who wish to pursue advanced study in a particular field. Beginning in the spring semester of junior year and running through the middle of senior year, the program asks participants to produce scholarly work by engaging in independent research and/or creative development under the guidance of a MFS faculty member.
Participants meet weekly with their advisors but complete the bulk of the work on their own. All projects culminate in a public demonstration, which may take the form of an academic presentation/defense or a creative performance. A typical project will require a minimum of 40 hours of work.
Recent Capstone Projects include:
- A Lecture on Modern Physics Tying Together Maxwell’s Equations
- A Study in Maze Solving Algorithms for Robotics
- A Study of Aerodynamics in Plane Wings
- American Dance History and Performance
- An Analysis of Teachers’ Perceptions of the Development of Student Leadership
- An Analysis of the Development of Iran and Turkey as Modern Nation-States
- Analysis of family policy in America: Is there a federal solution?
- Authoring an original historical fiction novella
- Civil engineering study of MFS traffic/parking patterns with cost analysis and recommendations to the school administration for improvement
- Design, production, and marketing for hand-made fashion clothing
- Ecological Effects on Portion Choice
- How Technology Relates to and is Used in the Practice of Optometry
- Science lab research sponsored by a university professor (e.g., “An Epidemiological Study of Diabetic Ulcers and Analysis of Electrospinning”)
- The Importance of Ethical Values in Business
- The Process of Crafting a Short Story
- Understanding Hezbollah
- Writing and staging an original play