Capstone offers passport to career and grad school

Sara Caporaletti, Josh Fletcher, Zach Littrell
April 22, 2014

Meet eight seniors, via video, who talk about their senior capstone projects – the crowning feature of McDaniel’s curriculum, an in-depth investigation of a topic in the student’s major. 

Across all disciplines, students top off their educations with original work in their fields – and use this experience as a passport to both career and graduate school. Through capstones, students often begin to express themselves as professionals.

Here are the eight videos of students with majors across the disciplines talking about their capstone projects.

Josh Fletcher, an Exercise Science and Physical Education major from Lithonia, Ga.
“The Effect of Training Modality on Lower Body and Upper Body Power”


Jesica West, a Psychology and Biology major from Bloomingdale, N.Y.
“Brief Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Cortisol Response to Challenge”


Zach Littrell, a Computer Science and Mathematics major from Taneytown, Md.,
"Poggio: Functional Programming In 3D"


Sara Caporaletti, an Art major from Damascus, Md.
Capstone work on exhibition May 6-16: “Fingerprint,” “To-Do,” “Prayer,” “No H,” “Hidden,” “Defined” and “Sara: 3 months growth”


Amber Slater, an English and Spanish major from Westminster, Md.
“My Body is not a Pink Ribbon: The SCAR Project as a Breast Cancer Counterpublic”


Ben Shoudy, Spanish and Communication major from Durham, Conn.
“You're such a Jim: Self-identity and group-identification through parasocial interactionism”


Deanna Dicello, Biochemistry major from Gaithersburg, Md.
“Comparison of Microwave and Conventional Heating in the Formation of Bovine Insulin Amyloid Fibrils”


Kristine Harjes, Economics-Mathematics dual major from Rumson, N.J.
Part 1: “Rational Expectations in Bitcoin: Modeling a Digital Currency”
Part 2: “Bitcoin and Beyond: Economic Implications of a Digital Currency”

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