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Meet the winning teams from DeVry’s senior showdown.

Announcing the 2014 Senior Project Showdown Winners

By DeVry University


Announcing the 2014 Senior Project Showdown Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Senior Project Showdown winners!

Ten teams were determined by a panel of judges comprised of DeVry University faculty and staff as well as leaders from Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe and Hewlett-Packard.  These leading senior projects were then narrowed down to three lucky teams who earned top honors based on public voting. Senior Project Showdown is a national competition of projects from DeVry University’s capstone senior experience and the submissions are scored on innovation, real-world problem solving and creativity.

Take a look at the winning submissions:

GRAND PRIZE: UpStge.com, a social media community designed for aspiring musicians to display their talents and gain exposure.

Team Members: Andres Hernandez, Eric Rivera, Greg Giaquinto and Joe Timme

Campus: Phoenix

Partner Comments: Love your idea. Mainstream platforms like YouTube etc. are difficult to gain exposure on and compete with a large amount and type of content. This targeted platform makes it easier to be discovered.  – Microsoft representative

FIRST PRIZE: H-Bike, a hybrid bicycle that combines human and electric power.

Team Members: Celeste del Mundo, Harry Hergert, Jose Estrada and Jason Hammond

Campus: Chicago

Partner Comments:  Both the product and the “commercial” are top notch. Great products don’t go anywhere if they are not marketed well, and well-marketed but poorly made products are also doomed. This project has it all, excellent benefit statements for both the individual and the environment. – Adobe representative

SECOND PRIZE: Pavlov’s Chair, a product that connects to chairs and emits an audible tone to alert adults when adolescents tip their chairs in an effort to prevent injuries.

Team Members: Time Barsch and Cassandra Moore

Campus: Columbus, Ohio

Partner Comments:  I love that they’re addressing a real problem in schools today, something very common but critically important in terms of student safety.  I wish I had this when my son was growing up!  - Cisco representative


To learn more about Devry University’s Senior Project Showdown, visit devry.edu/seniorprojects.