How do we celebrate our students' learning?

Capstone Symposium

The Capstone Symposium is an annual event at Hawaii Pacific University to promote academic excellence, learning with real-world purposes, interdisciplinary exchanges, and HPU-community connections.

 

the 7th annual hpu capstone symposium WAS held on april 25, 2019 at the aloha tower marketplace, mpr3

SESSION ONE: 1:00 -  2:30 p.m.
SESSION TWO: 2:30 -  4:00 p.m.
SESSION THREE: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
AWARD CEREMONY: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. CONCLUDING REMARKS AND AWARDS PRESENTATION

2019 Capstone Symposium Program

AUDIENCES: HPU students and faculty, student families, potential employers, community members.

THE CAPSTONE SYMPOSIUM PROVIDES PRESENTERS OPPORTUNITIES TO

  • share what they have accomplished in their degree program
  • showcase their competency, creativity, and innovation in certain areas
  • relate discipline-specific learning outcomes to real world applications
  • link their knowledge and abilities to future employment or higher education
  • substantiate professional development and achievement

THE CAPSTONE SYMPOSIUM ENABLES THE AUDIENCE TO LEARN ABOUT

  • what HPU students can accomplish by the time they graduate
  • what different degree programs can offer
  • how HPU contributes to the local community and the world

 

Presentation Format: Poster (paper and multi-media) presentations in 3 sessions (1:00 -  2:30 p.m., 2:30 -  4:00 p.m., 4:00 - 5:30 p.m)

Presenter Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who are completing a capstone experience in the current semester or have completed a capstone experience in the semester before the current semester. Capstone experiences include but are not limited to achievement portfolio, senior project, thesis, practicum, internship, professional paper, field experience, co-op experience, clinical assignment. Presenters need to submit a proposal (see link below) and be recommended by a faculty member.

Awards: Undergraduate and Graduate students compete within their division for the following awards:

  • Outstanding Research Award
  • Outstanding Project with Practical Application Award
  • Outstanding Creative Work Award
  • Outstanding Internship/Practicum Award 
  • College Deans Awards (one award in each college)

 

Deadline for application: to be announced for 2020

Acceptance notification: to be announced for 2020

Proposal submission:  Your proposal must include a title (maximum 20 words) and an abstract with content appropriate to your capstone experience category (maximum 200 words). Submit through the EasyChair conference management system [link to be posted for 2020]. You will need to set up a free account with EasyChair, log in to your account, then click again on the link to the EasyChair conference given above. You can then enter as an author and submit your proposal. It is important to click on the EasyChair conference link again after you have logged in because your account does not automatically link to the current year's Capstone Symposium. Each proposal must be endorsed by a Capstone Mentor. See Instructions for Capstone Mentor.

Sponsors: Office of Academic Affairs, College Deans, Career Services Center, Marketing and Communications

Organizers: Capstone Symposium Sub-Committee (Hanh Nguyen, Valentina Abordonado, Wendy Lam, Noelia Paez, Mary Smith), a part of the Program Review and Learning Assessment Committee

Questions? Contact Dr. Hanh Nguyen hnguyen@hpu.edu