When you sponsor a design project, you collaborate with McCormick, connect with future innovators, and develop solutions to current challenges.When you sponsor a design project, you collaborate with McCormick, connect with future innovators, and develop solutions to current challenges.

Sponsor a Capstone Design Project

Sponsoring a major student project provides an excellent way to:

  • get involved with the McCormick School of Engineering
  • connect with the next generation of leaders in innovation, engineering, and design thinking
  • develop solutions to challenges faced by your company or industry

Many McCormick departments are interested in utilizing problems from industry for their capstone projects.

Upper-class student teams, under the guidance of a faculty member, will engage with your company, develop a creative solution, and present it to you.

Segal Design Institute

At the heart of the design and innovation community at Northwestern, the Segal Design Institute is powered by McCormick and provides an opportunity for students to work on real design projects submitted by real clients like you. By proposing a project to Segal, you’ll have the chance to play an active part in students’ education while receiving potential solutions for your project.

Learn more about sponsoring a capstone design project at Segal

Academic Departments

McCormick’s academic departments welcome the opportunity to partner with industry and address challenges facing companies today. If you would like to sponsor a capstone project with a department, contact the Corporate Engagement team to find the right place for your project.