Computer Science

Spring 2018 Awards

On Design Day, the computer science capstone teams compete for four prestigious awards.

Throughout the morning, each team presents their project to a panel of judges in Engineering Building, Room 3405.

Visitors are welcome to attend.

Auto-Owners Exposition Award

CSE 498 capstone teams present their projects on Design Day in a variety of ways. Teams create and set up an exhibit where they demonstrate their projects and answer questions from Design Day attendees, which include corporate clients, families, friends, faculty, and students, along with hundreds of local middle and high school students. In addition, as part of the award competition, teams give a formal presentation to a panel of corporate judges.

The CSE capstone team with the best overall Design Day performance is honored with the Auto-Owners Exposition Award, which is sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance of Lansing, Michigan.

Team Phoenix Group

Customer Service System with Chatbot

Presented by Ross Hacker and Scott Lake of Auto-Owners

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MSUFCU Praxis Award

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 9.28.29 AMOne of the hallmarks of CSE 498 capstone projects is that of praxis, the process of putting theoretical knowledge into practice. Teams apply a wide variety of information technologies to produce solutions to complex problems in areas such as business, engineering, computing, and science.

One of the hallmarks of CSE 498 capstone projects is that of praxis, the process of putting theoretical knowledge into practice. Teams apply a wide variety of information technologies to produce solutions to complex problems in areas such as business, engineering, computing, and science.

Team Amazon

AMPED: Amazon Marketplace Podcast Earnings Detection

Left to right: Zach Whitener, Cam Korzecke, Chess Luo, Dillon Stock, Hansheng Zhao

Presented by Ben Maxim of MSUFCU

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TechSmith Screencast Award

Each CSE 498 capstone team produces a video that describes and demonstrates their software product. Starting with a storyboard and a script, teams use Camtasia Studio to synthesize screen recordings, video, audio and other multimedia to produce their project videos.

And the TechSmith Screencast Award goes to…the CSE capstone team with the best project video. The award is sponsored by the creators of Camtasia Studio, TechSmith of Okemos, Michigan.

Team Quicken Loans

Fundamenta: Trust in New Home Construction

Left to right: Riley Annis, Jaiwant Bhushan, Vishal Adusumilli, Turner Anderson, Erin O’Hara

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Urban Science Sigma Award

The CSE 498 experience represents the capstone of the educational career of each computer science major. An intense semester of teamwork produces impressive deliverables that include a formal project plan, formal presentations, software, documentation, user manuals, a video, and Design Day participation. The resulting sum, the Capstone Experience, is much greater than the parts.

The capstone team that delivers the best overall capstone experience is recognized with the Urban Science Sigma Award, which is sponsored by Urban Science of Detroit, Michigan.

Team Herman Miller

Adjust: Augmented Reality Chair Adjustment Assistant

Left to right: Kyle Kinsey, Han Huang, Jacob Weber, Kevin Gaban, Mike Bremiller

Presented by Elizabeth Klee, Nik Steel and Andrea Michaud of Urban Science

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Design Day Panel of Judges

  • Jason Allen – Yello, Chicago, Illinois
  • Anthony Bettencourt – Imperva, San Francisco, California
  • April Clobes – MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Ashlee DeLine – Humana, New York, New York
  • Matt Dupuis – TechSmith, Okemos, Michigan
  • Bob Dyksen – The Phoenix Group, St. Louis, Missouri
  • E.J. Dyksen – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rich Enbody – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Mat Gangwer – Rook Security, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Adam Haas – Ford Motor Company, Gurgon, India & Dearborn, Michigan
  • Jason Joseph – Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Fred Killeen – General Motors, Detroit, Michigan
  • Elizabeth Klee – Urban Science, Detroit, Michigan
  • Terry Ledbetter – Meijer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Rob McCurdy – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Fareed Mohammed – Dow Chemical Company, Saginaw, Michigan
  • Marty Strickler – Rose Packing Company, Chicago, Illinois
  • Karen Wrobel – Fiat Chrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan

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