PROJECT REQUEST

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UMD + Lehigh University Collaborative Co-Op

Collaboration Overview

CapSource has brought together two students from different schools (UMD + Lehigh) to collaborate remotely on a project for an exciting company. The students would like to focus on data analytics and emerging technologies to gain exposure working in a startup oriented environment with motivated individuals to help the team work through new or existing issues with fresh talent from two top Universities. The students have declared specialization in Sustainable Development & Behavioral and Social Sciences, companies focused on assistance in these areas are preferred.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolUniversity of Maryland + Lehigh University Collaborative Co-Op
CourseUMD + Lehigh University Collaborative Co-Op
Graduate / UndergraduateUndergraduate
Students Enrolled2
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Bi-Weekly

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Agriculture & Forestry
Requested Company Size
  • Established Startup
Duration Running (06/03/2019 - 08/05/2019)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1

Timeline & Next Steps

  • May 9, 2019

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference with the students.

  • June 3, 2019

    Official Engagement Launch

  • June 10, 2019

    Part 1 Deliverable Due

  • June 15, 2019

    Part 2 Deliverable Due

  • July 24, 2019

    Part 3 Deliverable Due

  • August 5, 2019

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference with students for Final Presentations and project conclusion.


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