What is C4?
Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom – or C4 for short – is a new initiative that enables non-profits, start-ups, and businesses to inspire multi-disciplinary teams to work on year-long capstone projects that aim to make real social impact.
C4 enables off-campus partners to engage with upper-year students and faculty experts to gain new ways of thinking about challenges they want to see solved.
What makes a great C4 Project?
A great C4 project requires students to apply their prior academic learnings to a “real-world” challenge, identified by a knowledgeable partner organization (or business). It is supported by a mentor from that organization between September and April, for approximately 10-15 contact hours total. Importantly, it is not intrinsic to the running of the organization that pitched the challenge and provided a mentor, as capstone students need the autonomy to design and lead their own project. C4 especially values projects that are community engaged, digitally integrated, socially impactful, and disciplinary boundary crossing—that will last approximately 7 months.
What do we promise C4 partners?
What qualities make an ideal C4 challenge?
How else can I get involved?
We would love to hear from partners who would like to sponsor an award at our spring Capstone Celebration Day. Choose what you would like the award criteria to be or ask us for inspiration. Previous awards have included projects that have the most immediate benefit on society or projects that most successfully incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach.
Please also join us at Capstone Celebration Day where you can meet the current C4 partner and gain inspiration for participating in next year’s C4.