Capstone Design Experience - Submission Period

It’s Capstone project submission time again!  This is a great opportunity to engage with graduating seniors from UNH Civil and Environmental Engineering on a topic of interest in your municipality.  The 2020 & 2021 project galleries are available for viewing at the links below, and participating communities have included Newport (reservoir capacity and intake evaluation), Concord (rail trail feasibility), Manchester (park renovations and master planning), Francistown (intersection upgrade alternatives), and Lebanon (landfill closure).  Consider adding your community to the list!


From: Anthony Puntin
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 4:10 PM
Subject: 2021-2022 UNH Capstone Program


To all:

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department at UNH requires that all graduating seniors participate in our Capstone design experience.  This year-long class presents students with an opportunity to work as part of a team to apply engineering, communication, and management skills. At this time, we are contacting companies, municipalities, and public agencies to request proposals for engineering projects for the course.  Projects that include multiple engineering disciplines (i.e., structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources) are strongly encouraged.  The project could be one that your firm has completed, is under construction, or entails investigation of potential alternatives for a project being considered.  Recent projects undertaken in the course include investigation of a landfill expansion, design of a sewer pump station, an airport runway reconstruction, forensic investigation of a bridge collapse, and an alternatives investigation for a replacement bridge.  If you are interested in participating, we ask that you complete an on-line form for each project (see link below). 


Capstone Program Information

  • Please submit projects no later than August 25, 2021.  This will allow for the scheduling of the project presentations.
  • The commitment to the program will vary depending upon the size and complexity of the project.  However, the time commitment is approximately 1 day total per month; this includes meetings, correspondence, review of submission, etc.
  • For this class, the project sponsors are to be considered “clients” by the student teams.  As such, the student teams are expected to provide timely communication, progress reports, etc. to their client as would be expected for real world projects.
  • A faculty member will be assigned to each team.  In addition to providing grades for the assignment and technical guidance, the Faculty Project Advisor will work with the project sponsor to manage the student team.


Projects can be submitted here:


Basic schedule of the Capstone Program can be found here:


URC Presentation of projects for 2020 and 2021 can be found here:


Matt Low from Hoyle, Tanner & Associates will again be assisting with the overall development of the class.  Please feel free to contact me or Matt ( if you have any questions about the Capstone Program.  Thank you in advance for your time.




Anthony Puntin, P.E.

Capstone Coordinator

Civil/Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Departments

University of New Hampshire

W133 Kingsbury Hall

33 Academic Way

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 496-1784