CREATE-X Capstone Design

Beginning in Fall 2018, a special section of Capstone Design (ME 4182 X, GT 4823 E_X, CS 4853 X) will be dedicated to entrepreneurial projects. In this section, student teams comprised of ME, ECE, and CS students will design and build prototypes of their invention ideas and explore whether there is a market demand and value proposition for them.

We will provide a nurturing environment, mentorship, and financial support for these entrepreneurial teams, including relevant lectures catering to the needs of a startup. The best team(s) from the section will automatically receive:

  • Direct admission to CREATE-X Startup Launch, with funding 

  • Direct berth to the InVenture Prize Semi-Final Round (top 25 inventions out of 100+)

As in the traditional Capstone course, students will follow the design process, produce reports and presentations, and earn Capstone Design course credit towards their degree. 

The course will be led by Professor Craig Forest, who has taught Capstone Design for six years. He co-founded the Capstone Expo, InVenture Prize, Invention Studio, and is the CREATE-X Associate Director for MAKE programs. In 2013, he was named Engineer of the Year in Education for the state of Georgia.

Interested? Register or email Prof.Craig Forest at