IC² is actively seeking UT faculty and/or industry professionals to collaborate in identifying and designing meaningful student capstone projects. In addition to enhancing student learning, IC² uses capstone projects to stimulate new knowledge and solutions-based thinking around the subjects of equity and the well-being economy.
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Sample IC²-guided Capstone Projects 2022/2023:
- IC² collaboration with the Human Dimensions of Organization Department, College of Liberal Arts: Students explored their own and other students’ interpretation of the “well-being economy.”
- IC² collaboration with the Design in Health program: Students explored how libraries are moving into the health and well-being space. This involved conducting interviews, intercepts, observations, and engagement with urban and rural libraries.
- IC² collaboration with professor Steven Pedigo and the LBJ School of Public Affairs: Students explored economic challenges in Deep East Texas and the Permian Basin and recommended that these regions promote local universities as economic development anchors.
Student Capstone Projects
|Project Name||Project Partners||Year|
|How Austin Businesses Integrate Economic Well-Being Ideas into Business Practices||Human Dimensions of Organizations||2023|
|Perceptions Limiting University Students Engaging with Internships and Employment in Non-Urban Communities of Texas||Human Dimensions of Organizations||2023|
|Libraries as Well-Being Hubs||Master of Arts in Design focused on Health Capstone Studio||2023|
|Asset Mapping for Development of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Hiroshima Prefecture Japan||LBJ School Policy Research Project Course||2022|
|Improving the Bureau’s Financial Stability: Marketing, Networking, and Workshops||Human Dimensions of Organizations||2022|
|How Startups Understand “Well-Being Economy” Principles in their Operations: Customers, Clients, and Profitability||Human Dimensions of Organizations||2022|
|Perceptions of Well-Being and the Well-Being Economy on the UT Campus||Human Dimensions of Organizations||2022|
|Universities as Community Economic Development Anchors||LBJ School Policy Research | Stephen F. Austin University for East Texas | University of Texas Permian Basin for Permian West Texas||2021-2022|