Design Day Awards, Fall 2007

CSE 498, Collaborative Design, is the senior capstone course for students majoring in computer science.  Teams of students design, develop, and deliver a significant software system for corporate clients.

The CSE capstone teams competed for four prestigious awards. 

The winners were selected on Design Day by a panel of distinguished judges.

Auto-Owners Exposition Award

Team 6: TechSmith

Rich Media Collaboration

Tom Lavoy, Brandon Turner, Jason Conley, Chris Harter,

Presented by Bob Buchanan of Auto-Owners

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 software systems and answer questions to Design Day attendees.  Each team will play their project videos and answer questions for a panel of judges.

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

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Chrysler Praxis Award

Team 3: IBM

Processor Folding for Linux on POWER

Mark Bernum, Josh Detwiler, Ian Desilva (not pictured)

Presented by Rick Rose of Chrysler

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.

The CSE capstone team that engineers the software system that is the most technically challenging will be recognized with the Chrysler Praxis Award, which is sponsored by Chrysler LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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Crowe Sigma Award

Team 4: Motorola

Management Console for the Agent Framework

Dave Dylegowswki, Drew Breider, Dave Robishaw, Calvin Pinsuwan

Presented by Kevin Ohl of Crowe Chizek

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 technical specification, software, documentation, user manuals, a video, a team web site, 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 will be recognized with the Crowe Sigma Award, which is sponsored by Crowe Chizek and Company LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois.

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TechSmith Screencast Award

Team 5: Sircon

GUI Configuration Tool for Interviews

Ryan Abbott, Nick Vanhowe, Ben Split, Mike Gracik

Presented by Dean Craven of TechSmith

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 5 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.

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