MICS Capstone Projects
During the final semester of the I School’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity program, students undertake semester-long capstone projects which cement skills learned throughout the MICS program — core cybersecurity technical skills, understanding of the societal factors that impact the cybersecurity domain and how cybersecurity issues impact humans, and professional skills such as problem-solving, communication, influencing, collaboration, and group management — preparing students for success in the field.
Teams of students propose and select project ideas, conduct and communicate their work, receive and provide feedback (in informal group discussions and formal class presentations), and deliver compelling presentations along with a web-based final deliverable.
Each semester, the top MICS capstone projects are honored with the Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award.
MICS capstone projects are also eligible for the Sarukkai Social Impact Award.