Computer Science

Fall 2019 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 TechSmith

Smart Automatic Video Creation

Jiaqi Zuo, Patrick Renner, Scott James, Mingzhu Wei, James Davison

Presented by Scott Lake and Tony Dean

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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 Mozilla

Splitting the Atom. Again.

Alex Vamvounis, Teja Bayya, Carson Greene, Tyler Staats, James Jahns

Presented by Ben Maxim

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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 Meijer

Creating Picking and Fulfillment Efficiency

Mitchell, Setsma, Dylan Iseler, Yingbao Wang, Asian Tashtanov, Sarah Mostofizadeh

Presented by Wendy Hamilton and David Norris

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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 Evolutio

ERP Air Force: Drone Elephant Recognition and Tracking

Rei Doko, Jeremy Arsenault, Tyler Lawson, Nic Wiggins, Kunyu Chen

Presented by Mike DeRise and Bill Bye

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Design Day Panel of Judges

  • Bob Dyksen – Evolutio, St. Louis, Missouri
  • E.J. Dyksen – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rich Enbody – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Dave Giordano – Technology Services Group, Chicago, Illinois
  • Adam Haas – Ford Motor Company, Gurgon, India & Dearborn, Michigan
  • Elizabeth Klee – Urban Science, Detroit, Michigan
  • Terry Ledbetter – Meijer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • John Marx – Amazon, Detroit, Michigan
  • Ben Maxim – MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rob McCurdy – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • David Norris – TechSmith, Okemos, Michigan
  • Matt Olmsted – Dow Chemical Company, Saginaw, Michigan
  • Mike Ply – Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Laura Vetter – Evolutio, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Justin Walker – Surge Solutions, Warrenton, Virginia
  • Frank Weith – Volkswagen, Detroit, Michigan
  • Laura Williams – Herman Miller, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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