Students Recognized for Innovative Ideas and Solutions to Real-World Challenges
Three DeVry University students named winners of its Senior Project Showdown, applauded for problem-solving and creativity
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – November 5, 2013 – DeVry University today congratulates the winners of its Senior Project Showdown, a competition highlighting students’ solutions to real-world problems as presented through their Senior Projects. Three students earned top honors from a panel of judges comprised of DeVry University faculty and staff, and business professionals from Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe and Hewlett-Packard.
Receiving top honors in this year’s Senior Project Showdown are:
· Matthew Segreti: SMRT Table
Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology
Addison, Ill. campus
SMRT Table allows restaurant-goers to navigate their way through a custom graphical user interface (GUI) and wirelessly transmit their menu order from their table to the kitchen.
· Eric Singleton: Mobius Dynamic Designs
Bachelor of Science in multimedia design and development
Kansas City, Mo. campus
Mobius Dynamic Designs, a mock multimedia design and development business, was created to emulate a real-life design studio in which its services are marketed to customers.
· Adnan Rashid: Lazy Cat
Bachelor of Science in game and simulation programming
Addison, Ill. campus
o Lazy Cat is a physics-based puzzle game for iOS devices. Users complete levels to earn tools that will help them build a structure or platform to help the “lazy cat” travel to its destination.
Senior Projects help prepare DeVry University students for careers in their fields of study by providing the opportunity to apply education in a “real-world” scenario. Area employers and business leaders are invited to participate and engage with students, while learning how DeVry University bachelor's and master’s degree programs prepare them with the skills and knowledge required for today’s in-demand career fields.
“The capstone experience provides us the opportunity to dig in and create a solution based on the real needs and problems of today’s businesses,” said Matthew Segreti. “I felt prepared and excited to take on the challenge, and am honored to have received the recognition.”
The top recipients received cash awards ranging from $500 - $2,500. The Senior Projects were scored on innovation (40 percent), ability to solve a real-world problem (30 percent) and creativity (30 percent).
“As our society becomes more dependent on technological innovations, careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will continue to grow, making knowledge in these subjects even more valuable,” said Donna M. Loraine, Ph.D., provost/vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University and dean of its Keller Graduate School of Management. “Senior Projects give our students the opportunity to showcase their talents in these areas and demonstrate to employers their creativity, business prowess and work ethic.”
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with nearly 47,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
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