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 6th annual hpu capstone symposium will be held on april 19, 2018 at the aloha tower marketplace, mpr3

SESSION ONE: 10:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
SESSION TWO: 12:30 - 1:55 p.m.
SESSION THREE: 2:05 - 3:30 p.m.
AWARD CEREMONY: 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. CONCLUDING REMARKS AND AWARDS PRESENTATION

2018 Capstone Symposium Program

2018 Capstone Symposium Photos

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 (10:50-12:15; 12:30-1:55; 2:05-3:30)

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 an application form (available at Capstone Symposium’s website) and be recommended by a faculty member.

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

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

Door prizes: All student attendants and presenters are eligible for door prizes. Door prize winners are announced every session. 

Deadline for applicationApril 5, 2018

Acceptance notification: April 10, 2018

Proposal submission: Fill out this Application form then save it in PDF format and submit through this EasyChair conference management system. 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 link above again after you have logged in because your account does not automatically link to the 2018 Capstone Symposium. Each proposal must be endorsed by a Capstone Mentor. See Instructions for Capstone Mentor.

Sponsors: Office of Academic Affairs, College Deans, Student Life, Career Services Center, Marketing

Organizers: Capstone Symposium Sub-Committee, Graduate Policies Committee (Valentina Abordonado, Andrew Brittain, Russell Hart, Wendy Lam, Hanh Nguyen, Noelia Paez,  Mary Smith)

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