Mason Engineering’s Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research will host its second annual Andrew Sage Capstone Competition on April 29. The event will begin with a keynote at 9 a.m. and concludes with a banquet and shark tank competition where aspiring student entrepreneurs will make pitches to judges from 5 to 7 p.m.
The competition is a student-focused international forum for the design of complex systems and a leading showcase for undergraduate and graduate (master’s) design projects. Projects may include those from capstone design courses or from baccalaureate, honors, or design-oriented graduate theses.
The event honors Andrew P. Sage, the founding dean of the Volgenau School, a pioneer and leader in systems engineering, a prolific author, and a dedicated educator.
“Sage had an extraordinary impact on the school,” says John Shortle, department chairman. “It’s appropriate that we honor him with this event.”