Computer Science

Spring 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 Herman Miller

Office Navigation Using Augmented Reality

Left to right: Aaron Eshleman, John Riley, Zhenru Wang, Matt Rhodes, Stefan Zhang

Presented by 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 Ford

Greenfield Labs SHARED Locker System

Left to right: Rob Sulaka, Brett Dziedzic, Wei Dai, Ning Han, Seth Killian

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 Humana

Technology Peripheral Inventory Predictor

Left to right: Katie Sydlik-Badgerow, Gabe Apaza, Siru Chen, Brendan Vande Kieft, Linda Duong

Presented by Wendy Hamilton 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 Michigan State University

Group Project Organization and Scheduling

Left to right: Cyndy Ishida, Jack Wydra, Sarah Abumansoor, Jacob Dasuqi, Kristin Calder, Jacob Bickel

Presented by Elizabeth Klee, Bill Bye and Jim Anderson

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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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