2015 Capstone Event Overview

The 2015 Capstone event featured 133 projects from 339 graduating students in the Informatics, MLIS and MSIM programs. Students joined forces with companies and organizations such as Cisco Systems, Costco, PACCAR, Zillow and many others to design and build novel applications of technology that meet the needs of people. Judges gave awards to projects for discovery, commercialization potential and social impact.

Commercialization Potential Awards

  • Achilles, created by Amber Amin, Robby Brosman, Xavier Byrd, Staffan Hellman, Caleb Thorsteinson - Informatics
  • VROOM, created by Joze Gonzalez, Marissa Ho, David Phillips III, Stephen Ramirez - Informatics (honorable mention)

Social Impact Awards

  • Never Forgotten, created by Eric Chee, Young Kim, Wendy Kung, Marco Vertucci - Informatics
  • Step Stone, created by Gino Clement, Cveton Damyanov, Daniel Nakamura, Nikki Nikkhoui - Informatics (honorable mention)

Discovery Award

  • Wikitree, created by Alex Burner, James Prow, Christina Xiao - Informatics
  • Indigenizing the Digital Divide, created by Tess Wilder Cervantes, Karuik (MLIS) and Ross Braine, Apsaalooke (MSIM) (honorable mention)

Audience Choice Awards

  • Bontology, created by Malavika Ravi, Krista Davis, Liang Huang, Ziquiang Shen - MSIM
  • Coursector, created by Colin Greene, Michael Kelly, Prerak Pradhan, Nishant Sinha - MSIM
  • Impuls, created by Matthew Hutcherson, Adam Moshcatel, Megan Rawley, Michael Slagle - Informatics
  • Track'd, created by Jenny Chen, Michelle Le, Gabby Nikolova, Shengyao Qian - Informatics

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