The Senior Capstone Program offers seniors the opportunity to pursue in-depth independent study of an interest or passion during their final year. Capstone applicants submit proposals to the Senior Capstone Committee for approval and are supported by a faculty mentor throughout the project. Depending on the scope of the project, a senior may be able to substitute a course or activity with the Capstone project during the third trimester.
Recent Senior Capstone projects have included:
  • Building a radio-controlled, autonomously-piloted, quad-rotor aircraft
  • A pictorial analysis of mammal anatomy
  • Writing, illustrating and publishing a children’s book
  • A study of the relationship between dance and religion
  • Fund raising for, purchasing, and installing a wind turbine on the KUA campus
  • Writing and producing an original play
  • Creating a compilation of creative writing pieces including prose, poetry, and analytic work, based on the progression of fantasy elements in popular literature
  • Shadowing a nurse and volunteering in the Elderly Acute Care unit at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital
  • Creating a series of art works in clay that represent our current historic period
  • Teaching Chinese to children
  • Gaining knowledge and experience as a luthier by building guitars
  • Urban Farming  - installing and using vertical hydroponic farming devices
  • Creating a travel documentary of a cross-country road trip on historic US Route 66
  • Telling the story of the Tibetan Crisis through dance with original choreography



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