"The undergraduate capstone experience is designed to bring reflection and focus to the whole of the college experience. It should encourage students to integrate facets of their area of concentration with important concepts from related disciplines." University of Missouri. http://generaleducation.missouri.edu/requirements/capstone/experience.php
"All the skills of research developed in earlier work should be marshaled in a project that demands the framing of a significant question or set of questions, the research or creative exploration to find answers, and the communication skills to convey the results to audiences both expert and uninitiated in the subject matter.” Boyer Commission, 1998.
Capstone Framework (University of Hawaii) : http://manoa.hawaii.edu/assessment/howto/capstone.htm