My grandfather thinks I’m a computer genius. He doesn’t know that I use Google to fix most of my computer problems.
To find the true computer geniuses, head to RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. I had the opportunity to see just what those aces are up to at the Software Engineering Senior Project Presentations.
Students are assigned to solve challenging, real-world software issues for a company or organization that acts as the team’s sponsor. Topics ranged from a Web and mobile application that accelerates the processing and ordering of cheese for Wegmans Food Markets to a website that helps coordinate volunteers and community resources for the Brockport Central School District. Several projects even looked at ways to improve on systems here at RIT.
One group designed a system that moves the current paper-only advising system online, allowing students and advising staff to create and experiment with different academic plans. Another group redesigned a course assignment and request system for faculty and staff to address security holes and lack of user input validation within the current system. A group even reworked the existing co-op evaluation forms, which have garnered negative comments from users due to slow response times and time-outs.
To learn more about the 2012 software engineering senior projects, click here.