Century Club Sponsors IT Student Project Showcase

Posted: April 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Century Club, in partnership with the Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies (DoIIIT), is sponsoring the Information Technology Student Project Showcase for students of all disciplines. The showcase is held on Wednesday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with awards presented at 1 p.m. Innovations 2000 projects, senior design projects, honors projects, and other projects in any discipline that involve the innovative use of technology are welcome.

Students will demonstrate their projects using personal computers, display boards, and other technology in the Johnson Center (room to be announced). Every registered student is provided with a three-foot-square display table. If the display is larger than this, notify the Century Club of alternate space requirements by April 25. Century Club members will rank the projects based upon the following criteria:

  • Does this project solve a problem based on information technology, or does it use information technology to solve a problem?

  • How varied were the skills needed to develop this project?

  • Does the project demonstrate a team collaborative effort?

  • Is the project articulated in a clear and concise manner?

  • Did the project work?

  • How creative is the project/its premise?

  • How difficult/complex is the project?

Winning projects will receive plaques and certificates of recognition. Last year’s winners included a School of Information Technology and Engineering electrical engineering project, “The Sensing Mobile Autonomous Robotic Tunneling (SMART) Mouse,” and a New Century College science fiction/romance film, The Body Museum.

For more information, contact Century Club member Tom Krappweis, event co-chair, at (703) 367-4144 or tom.krappweis@lmco.com, or Star Muir, director of the Student Technology Assistance and Resource Center, at x34429 or smuir@gmu.edu.

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