CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2010
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Design Day Awards

On Design Day, the computer science capstone teams compete for four prestigious awards.

The winners are selected by a panel of judges including our corporate partners.

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 for 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

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 is recognized with the

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.

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 is recognized with the

Design Day Panel of Judges

  • Michael Drazan

    Vice President, Contractor Business and CIO
    The Toro Company
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Rich Enbody

    Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan

  • Naim Falandino

    Software Architect
    Detroit, Michigan

  • Adam Haas

    Application Technology Manager
    Dearborn, Michigan

  • Vandy Johnson

    Vice President, Global SS IT Infrastructure
    Medtronic, Inc.
    Mounds View, Minnesota

  • Kevin Ohl

    Business and Technology Consultant
    Aurora, Illinois

  • Rick Rose

    Senior Manager
    Chrysler LLC
    Auburn Hills, Michigan

  • Damian Winslow

    Architecture Specialist, Information Specialist
    The Dow Chemical Company
    Midland, Michigan

  • Karen Wrobel

    Senior Manager
    Chrysler LLC
    Auburn Hills, Michigan