Computer Science

Fall 2016 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.

The schedule of presentations is given on the Computer Science and Engineering Schedule page.

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 Whirlpool

Mooch

Left to Right: Adam Schoonmaker, Noah Hines, Daniel Jiang, Laura Robb, Caleb Swanson

Left to Right: Adam Schoonmaker, Noah Hines, Daniel Jiang, Laura Robb, Caleb Swanson

Presented by Scott Lake and Ross Hacker 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 Rook

Anomaly Detection Suite v2.0

Left to Right: Zach Rosenthal, Grant Levene, Brian Harazim, Cam Gibson, Andrew Werner

Left to Right: Zach Rosenthal, Grant Levene, Brian Harazim, Cam Gibson, Andrew Werner

Presented by Samantha Amburgey of MSU Federal Credit Union

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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 Ford

SYNC Calendar

Left to Right: Avery Yue, Brett Durlock, Jack Zaidel, Eric Pressey, Cam Rooks

Left to Right: Avery Yue, Brett Durlock, Jack Zaidel, Eric Pressey, Cam Rooks

Presented by Wendy Hamilton and Dean Craven of TechSmith

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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 Amazon

Asa: Your Amazon Shopping Assistant

Left to Right: Sam Chung, Yiming Li, Aaron Beckett, Renee Dennis, Evan Moran

Left to Right: Sam Chung, Yiming Li, Aaron Beckett, Renee Dennis, Evan Moran

Presented by Linda Koeppe and Elizabeth Klee of Urban Science

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Design Day Panel of Judges

  • Samantha Amburgey – MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Barb Dawson – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • E.J. Dyksen – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rich Enbody – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Garret Gaw – Amazon, Detroit, Michigan & Seattle, Washington
  • Adam Haas – Ford Motor Company, Gurgon, India & Dearborn, Michigan
  • Louise Hemond-Wilson – IBM, Somers, New York
  • Fred Killeen – General Motors, Detroit, Michigan
  • Keith Landau – GENBAND, Plano, Texas
  • David Mysona – Blackstone Technology Group, San Francisco, California
  • Marty Strickler – Rose Packing Company, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dave Washburn – MSU Foundation, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Mark Welscott – Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Karen Wrobel – Chrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan

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