Spring 2010 VTURCS Spring Symposium

Publish Date: 05/06/2010

The Spring Research Symposium 2010 took place on April 28th with 18 students presenting 13 different projects. Almost 100 people attended the event, including students, faculty, administrators, and industry representatives. Faculty members Dr. Barbara Ryder, Dr. Denis Gracanin, and Dr. Anil Vullikanti selected the Faculty Choice winners. Representatives from the department's Computer Science Resources Consortium (CSRC) -- IBM (Alex Shaffer) and Rackspace (Bill Boebel and Basharat Wani) -- were present and helped us select the winners of the Industry Choice awards. Prizes and awards were generously donated and supported by all of our CSRC members.

This year's awardees are:

Faculty Choice Awards

  1. First Place: The BT-Tracker as an Educational Platform
    Michael Dillon, Travis Webb
    Advisors: Eli Tilevich
  2. Second Place: LibX - Web Services
    Jeff Sloyer
    Advisor: Godmar Back
  3. Third Place: Treating your Elders with Respect: Dynamic Adaptation of Service Interfaces for Older Clients
    Kristin Whetstone
    Advisor: Eli Tilevich
     

Industry Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Large Display Collaboration with Multiple Input Devices
    Russell Wolf
    Advisor: Chris North, Christopher Andrews
  2. Second Place: Treating your Elders with Respect: Dynamic Adaptation of Service Interfaces for Older Clients
    Kristin Whetstone
    Advisor: Eli Tilevich
  3. Third Place: ThoughtSwap Teacher Tools
    Ryan Honig
    Advisor: Deborah Tatar Margaret Dickey-Kurdziolek

People's Choice Awards

  1. First Place: The BT-Tracker as an Educational Platform
    Michael Dillon, Travis Webb
    Advisors: Eli Tilevich
  2. Second Place: Developing an Education Application for a Multi-Touch Tabletop Aimed Towards Young Children
    DeMarcus Townsend, Keith Manville
    Advisors: Scott McCrickard, Gregory Wilson
  3. Third Place: Large Display Collaboration with Multiple Input Devices
    Russ Wolf
    Advisor: Chris North, Christopher Andrews

 Pictures from the event:

 

Travis Webb, Michael Dillon, and Dr. Scott McCrickard

 

Jeff Sloyer and Dr. Scott McCrickard

 

Kristin Whetstone and Dr. Scott McCrickard

 

Dr. Scott McCrickard and Russell Wolf

 

Kristin Whetstone and Dr. Scott McCrickard

 

Dr. Scott McCrickard and Ryan Honig

 

DeMarcus Townsend, Keith Manville, and Dr. Scott McCrickard