CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2014
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

  • Samantha Amburgey

    Chief Information Officer
    MSU Federal Credit Union
    East Lansing, Michigan

  • Fred Bellio

    Chief Information Officer, Global Products Organization
    East Lansing, Michigan

  • Barb Dawson

    Chief Information Officer, Health Information Technology
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan

  • Mike Drazan

    Vice President, Global Micro Irrigation Business
    The Toro Company
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • E. J. Dyksen

    Senior Software Craftsman
    Mutually Human
    Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Rich Enbody

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

  • Louise Hemond-Wilson

    Distinguished Engineer and Executive Consultant
    Somers, New York

  • Vandy Johnson

    Vice President, Information Systems and Solutions Support
    XRS Corporation
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  • Fred Killeen

    Chief Technololgy Officer
    General Motors
    Detroit, Michigan

  • Brian Loomis

    Enterprise Architect
    Redmond, Washington

  • David Mysona

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Blackstone Technology Group
    San Francisco, California

  • Marty Strickler

    Director of Information Systems
    Rose Packing Company
    Barrington, Illinois

  • Karen Wrobel

    Senior Manager, Manufacturing and PDC Operations
    Chrysler LLC
    Auburn Hills, Michigan