CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2019
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Design Day 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 the Engineering Building on the 3rd floor in Room 3405 .

Visitors are welcome to attend.

The schedule of presentations is given on the Design Day Schedule page.

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

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 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 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

Design Day Panel of Judges

The panel of judges for the fall of 2019 includes the following people as well as “players to be named later.”

  • Steve Akers

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Ryan Anderson

    Vice President of Digital Innovation
    Herman Miller
    Zeeland, Michigan

  • Amadou Anne

    Manager, Performance and Analytics
    United Airlines
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Mike DeRiso

    Executive Director, Software Development
    Urban Science
    Detroit, Michigan

  • Bob Dyksen

    Senior Consultant
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • E. J. Dyksen

    Director of Innovation and Development, MSU ITS
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan

  • Rich Enbody

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

  • Garret Gaw

    Director, Software Development
    Detroit, Michigan

  • Dave Giordano

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Technology Services Group
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Keith Landau

    Executive Vice President of Engineering
    Dallas, Texas