Five Upper Midwest universities—Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point—all offer a capstone course or capstone sequence for senior students in forestry that results in a written paper or project report. The five universities have collaborated with private industry and public agencies to develop an award program for these capstone reports. In this paper we describe the capstone courses taught by each of the universities and their project requirements. We summarize experience gained on the administrative and judging requirements and procedures, including those relating to costs and funding, during the first year of the competition. We also discuss the benefits of the program to students, faculty and the participating industries and agencies
Stier, Jeffrey C. and Orr, Blair
"Upper midwest regional capstone award program,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 33.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/33