Capstone is the title for CSS 497, the final core requirement and the program capstone course for advanced CSS students.

The Capstone provides students with the opportunity to earn academic credits while working on a project that has potential benefits for industry or community organizations.

Typically students complete 10 credits (400 hours) of the Capstone in their final quarter(s). They learn by connecting classroom theory and community-based experience through the completion of an academic project. Project options consist of internships, research with faculty, individual projects, or group projects.

All CSSE majors must attenda CSS 497 information session before making an individual appointment.

Attend a CSS 497 capstone information session via Zoom.:

  • 11 a.m. – noon & 2 – 3 p.m. Wednesdays
  • 10 – 11 a.m. Fridays

If you have a quick question about the CSS 497 capstone requirement or your capstone colloquium presentation, attend a drop-in session via Zoom:

  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Mondays
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 11 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Appointments will be limited to 10 – 15 minutes. Make sure to have your UW student number ready.


Please visit the CSS forms page, download and complete the CSS 497 Capstone Contract with input from your faculty member and (if needed) internship supervisor, and send the completed form to for registration.

Colloquium Events

See the Colloquium Schedule for upcoming Colloquium dates and past Colloquium schedules.

CSSE Capstone Advising


Undergraduate Capstone coordinator Janet McDaniels

Janet McDaniel

STEM Capstone Coordinator
Discovery Hall 352-V

Schedule an appointment online!

Select the Care Unit: “Academic Advising” and the Service: “Capstone/Fieldwork/Practicum Advising” in order to make an appointment with Janet.