A tremendous opportunity for corporate and startup partners to engage with talented and passionate Trinity fourth-year students to solve real-world problems together

Under the Sponsored Senior Capstone Projects program at Trinity, alumni and corporate sponsors bring forward real-world problems to senior students, who work with mentors to investigate, design, and present solutions to the sponsors. Students work as members of their sponsor technical teams to learn new skills and experience actual creative and technical development.

Student Benefits Sponsor Benefits
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Build real-world skills
  • Meet academic requirements
  • Expand professional network and relationships
  • Gain valuable research and fresh ideas from students & faculty
  • Contribute to student education
  • Efficient use of research dollars
  • If alumni, give back to Trinity

This is a program predominantly designed for Senior Capstone Projects/Senior Projects but can be applied to other instances as well. This links corporate sponsors who have problems that need solving, with student(s) who would like to work on those problems for their senior project coursework.

There is a $5,000 fee to the department overseeing the senior project, paid by the sponsor.

2022-2023 Sponsor Feedback

The Trinity students have been very helpful and our team has enjoyed working with them. Going into the project, we knew the challenge of understanding part equivalency was so large that we wouldn’t solve the whole thing with two students in one academic year. That said, the Trinity team helped us move the ball down the field, and proved viability. In my eyes, they verified that it is possible to re-write to rules on how we understand and leverage our catalog data.

Erik St. Pierre COO, PartsTech, Inc.


This is a school year-long experience and creates an environment where Trinity students and faculty are working with corporations to solve problems – and creating future internship, job offer, experiential learning and other benefits in the process.

  1. Sponsors work with the Entrepreneurship Center and the involved department to refine a proposed concept into a final project.
  2. Students review available projects from the Center and select projects they would like to work on, either as individuals or in teams.
  3. Sponsors meet with the department and students and confirm a go-ahead on the project.  An overseeing faculty member is assigned to the project.
  4. Sponsors remit the $5,000 project fee and the students begin working on the project with the sponsor.
  5. At the end of the school year, the students prepare a final deliverable for the sponsor and complete the project — presenting the results of the project at the Senior Project Poster Day and other presentations as required by the department.

This program is governed by a legal licensing agreement with Trinity that is available on request.

For more information, contact [email protected].