Computer Science

Fall 2017 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 Amazon

Faia: Fashion Artificial Intelligence Assistant

Left to Right: David He, Dominic Zottolo, Zizhen Wang, Danielle Schugars, Nikhil Ramu

Presented by Scott Lake and Ross Hacker

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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 Yello

Automatic Resume Verfication

Left to Right: Brandon Burt, Ryan Nagy, Giorgio Maroki, Nathaniel Hagain Wan Kim

Left to Right: Brandon Burt, Ryan Nagy, Giorgio Maroki, Nathaniel Hagain Wan Kim

Presented by April Clobes

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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 Union Pacific

RailBuilder: The Great Race to Promontory

Left to Right: Declan McClintock, Jacob Young, Zachary Brenz, Kyle Bush, Trever Daniels

Presented by Matt Dupuis

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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 Michigan State University

SEA: Spartan Experience App

Left to Right: Nayana Kodur, Patrick Pale, Roy Perryman, Ryan Johnson, Scott Swarthout

Presented by Elizabeth Klee

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Design Day Panel of Judges

  • E.J. Dyksen – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rich Enbody – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Adam Haas – Ford Motor Company, Gurgon, India & Dearborn, Michigan
  • Wendy Hamilton – TechSmith, Lansing, Michigan
  • Louise Hemond-Wilson – IBM, Somers, New York
  • Fred Killeen – General Motors, Detroit, Michigan
  • Elizabeth Klee – Urban Science, Detroit, Michigan
  • Terry Ledbetter – Meijer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • John Marx – Amazon, Detroit, Michigan
  • Rob McCurdy – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • David Mysona – Blackstone Technology, San Francisco, California
  • Marty Strickler – Rose Packing Company, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dave Washburn – MSU Foundation, Lansing, Michigan
  • Mark Welscott – Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Karen Wrobel – Fiat Chrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan

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