Interested in Serving as a Capstone Project Mentor?

Complete the form below!

Download the pdf below to learn more about what we are looking for in a Capstone Project Mentor.

Student Research Capstone Posters

During senior year our students complete a year-long (300+ hour) capstone project under the mentorship of a STEM professional. As their final project for the course each student creates a poster summary of their research. For examples, by graduation year, click a link below. 

Looking for a specific poster prior to 2019? Email your request (student name and/or project title) to

SRT 4 Student Resources

SRT 4 Forms

  • Student Agreement
  • Parent Agreement
  • Mentor Agreement 
  • Mentor Agreement (APG only) 
  • Mentor's Supervisor Agreement

Project Timeline

Junior Year

  • March/April: Staff works on matching students with mentors
  • May/June: Student-mentor matches are finalized. Begin to discuss interests and share knowledge and competencies.
  • Summer: Shadow and receive technical training

Senior Year

  • August: Review of professional literature summaries and background research skills
  • September: Submit research proposal, including methods, hypothesis, proposed statistical analysis or display of data, approximate timeline with milestone markers (as applicable)
  • October - March: Data collection, construction, problem solving, and ongoing literature summaries
  • April: Data analysis, results, presentations
  • May: Prepare posters for the SMA Research Symposium (aka Gallery Walk) - usually the second or third Tuesday in May

**From September - May students are working every A-Day from 11 am - 2 pm on their project.

Poster Tools

SMA Logo: RGB Values

Dark Blue (R: 17, G: 82, B: 126)

Yellow (R: 236, G: 178. B: 42)

Light Blue (R: 92, G: 116, B: 153)

Poster Alignment Tools

Download the PowerPoint Alignment Add-in (below)

Directions for downloading the Add-in:

  • Extract all the files from the zipped folder to you local machine.
  • Double click on the "setup.exe" file and install the add-in.
  • If the add-in will not install from the extracted file, double click on "setup.exe" from within the zipped file.
  • When you open PowerPoint next, a new tab on the ribbon will say "Poster Tools".

Download the PPT Video Tutorial for using the PowerPoint Alignment Add-in (below)

SMA Logo: Vector Graphics

SMA Logo w/out text (.emf)

SMA Logo Eagle Only (.emf)