Capstone projects a major success

For the St. Mary’s University students who presented their Capstone projects this year it was the culmination of their academic and intellectual experience used to demonstrate learning acquisition and individual conclusions.

Capstone projects encourage students to think critically, solve challenging problems and develop skills such as oral communication, public speaking, expand research skills and increase work quality due to collaboration.

For Dr. Mary Ann McLean, Associate Professor Biology, the 19 Biology students who presented during the Biology Student Capstone Conference this year demonstrated a profound understanding of the whole process of learning.

“It was astonishing to me to see how much the students have grown,” said McLean. “They learn whole scientific process from beginning to end, but they grow so much by having a project that is theirs and they take the initiative and it becomes theirs, it impresses me to no end.”

For more information on each student and their related Capstone project, please click here.