Bioengineering B.S. Portfolio

Complete as soon as you have a final copy of your capstone report, poster, or  presentation slides, as well as a second project. All submissions should be non-scanned PDF files.

If you are following catalog requirements from 2013–14 or earlier, the two projects can be represented by any of the formats.  For 2014–15 or newer catalogs, you must have a report, a poster, and a set of presentation slides, though they need not be from the same project.

Non-capstone projects are generally homework assignments from courses, but may be from summer research projects or independent study courses also.

BMEB majors only started being required to submit a portfolio in the 2020–21 catalog.

The Senior Portfolio will be used by the faculty to help assess the quality of the program. We also request permission (checkbox below) to post your capstone report to the bioengineering project archive.  A completed portfolio, exit survey, and exit interview is required for graduation.

About You
Senior Thesis / Capstone Project (Report A)
Example: This report details the design, execution, and results of an experiment to characterize an elastomeric membrane-based nanopore for virus detection. The project included experiment design and setup, computer control and data collection, and analysis. I developed the project plan with my advisor.
Example: This report required me to learn the use of membrane-based nanopores and to become much more comfortable with MatLab...
You may attach one or more PDF files to this project.  Do not attach scanned PDFs.  Instead, attach original PDF files created using Adobe Acrobat or something similar.
One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
Class Project Report (Report B)
Example: This report details the design, execution, and results of an experiment to characterize an elastomeric membrane-based nanopore for virus detection. The project included experiment design and setup, computer control and data collection, and analysis. I developed the project plan with my advisor.
Example: This report required me to learn the use of membrane-based nanopores and to become much more comfortable with MatLab...
You may attach one or more PDF files to this project.  Do not attach scanned PDFs.  Instead, attach original PDF files created using Adobe Acrobat or something similar.
One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
Overview Questions
Example: Report A required an understanding of viruses. Report B used a lot of differential equations and statistics.
Example: Report A. I presented this material orally at the CE123B design competition and during the annual undergraduate research poster presentation.
Example: For report A, I used.....For report B, I used....
Web Archive
We would like to make your senior capstone report available to prospective students on the web, as well as any comments you might wish to include about your experience at UCSC or plans for the future.
Please upload an image related to you or your project; ideally both, such as you working on your project.  This image may be included on the web site's project profile page.
One file only.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.