MIDS Capstone Projects
The MIDS capstone project cements skills learned throughout the MIDS program — both core data science skills and “soft skills” like problem-solving, communication, influencing, and 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 MIDS capstone projects are honored with the Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award.
MIDS capstone projects are also eligible for the Sarukkai Social Impact Award.