Capstone

2014 Capstone Event

Capstone 2014 Program

Event Highlights and Awards

The 2014 event featured 111 projects from 285 graduating students in the Informatics, MSIM and MLIS programs, making this the largest Capstone to date. 

Social Impact Award

  • First place, $1500 prize:  MIST – Cloud Infrastructure for Environmental Disaster Relief created by Evan Griffith (INFO), Ian Palmgren (INFO), Brennen Smith (INFO)
  • Honorable mention, $500 prize: Big Data and Poverty Reduction: Adoption and Diffusion in Social Networks created by Anikate Singh (Full-Time MSIM), Chitra Raman (Full-Time MSIM), Yan Guo (Full-Time MSIM), Joshua Manoj Cherian (Full-Time MSIM), Devin Luco (Full-Time MSIM)

Commercialization Potential Award

  • First place, $1500 prize: Improve Your Odds: PEACOCKS and the Evolution of Skillset Matching created by Karen Dahmen (Mid-Career MSIM), Amy Neely (Mid-Career MSIM), Jacob A. Morris (Mid-Career MSIM)
  • Honorable mention, $500 prize: TravelMeet created by Adrian D’Sa (Full-Time MSIM), Lifeng Wang (Full-Time MSIM), Ruochen Ren (Full-Time MSIM), Katie Ho (Full-Time MSIM)

Online Presentation Award

  • First place, $500: SeeYourChart Tutorial Project created by Annie Wescott (MLIS)
  • Honorable mention, $100: Voices on the World Stage created by Tiffany Coulson (MLIS)

Audience Choice Awards
$300 prize to each team

  • The Ghost Anatomy Project created by Ashish Chandwani (INFO), Ngoc Do (INFO), Connie Huang (INFO), Ted Tagami (INFO), Alyssa Trinh (INFO)
  • MIST – Cloud Infrastructure for Environmental Disaster Relief created by Evan Griffith (INFO), Ian Palmgren (INFO), Brennen Smith (INFO)
  • Waitless: Digital Dining Experience created by Alex Fredrickson (INFO), Christopher Jimenez (INFO), Alex Petrovich (INFO), Jeremy Sherman (INFO)
  • Fidgt created by Kartik Rishi (INFO), Phillip Pasqual (INFO), Katlyn Edwards (INFO), Kendall Morgan (INFO), Carlo Valentin (INFO)

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