UW Bothell - STEM -
Computing & Software Systems
CSS 497 - Computer Science and Software Engineering Capstone
Student Guideline Specifics
This information is to provide suggestions and advice to
students regarding their CSS 497 capstones. As every student capstone
has its own unique flavor, we recognize that some of these suggestions
will require adjustment depending on the circumstances.
Your faculty advisor will provide the most appropriate advice
for your individual capstone.
CSS 497 is set up as a hyphenated course. This means that while the credits
count like any other credits, the student does
not get a grade for all the credits until the final credit.
When the final credits are taken, the student receives a grade.
In previous quarters, a grade of 'N' is given, which means the course
is in progress. When the final grade is given, the 'N' grades are
replaced with the final grade. (The faculty advisor chooses whether
it is graded numerically or as Credit/No-Credit (CR/NC).)
Faculty Links to their Specific Requirements
Writing Up a Quality Contract
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About Capstone Deliverable's Content
Creating a Quality Poster
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Video on Poster Basics
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Giving a Quality Presentation
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Download the "CSS 497 Abstract Form" from the
CSS Forms and Contracts website page
and fill it in
(How to write a good abstract).
Students typically give the abstract to the Capstone Coordinator
(Janet McDaniel, firstname.lastname@example.org )
at the colloquium. You can also email it to her after the colloquium.
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
While you may need to sign an NDA as a pre-condition of being allowed
to work at a given company, your faculty advisor may or may not be
willing to do so. If your advisor does not want to sign an NDA,
it will be your responsibility to make sure that during your communications
with your advisor, you do not violate the NDA. You should talk to
your advisor explicitly for guidance as to what you can and cannot share.