May 17, 2019 By Victoria Grdina
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites members of the Lincoln and University of Nebraska–Lincoln communities to submit software project ideas for its 2019-2020 senior design course.
The department hopes to collaborate with university faculty and staff, members of the Lincoln tech industry, and local organizations in need of software tools and technology solutions.
Students enrolled in the Senior Design course spend two semesters working in teams of five or six on a software project sponsored by members of local industry or university faculty/staff. The course provides students with the hands-on educational and professional experience that comes with contributing to a real-world project.
Previous projects have served a variety of fields and industries and have been developed with many types of technologies and coding languages. Offered project types include mobile apps, data analytics and visualization, web-based systems, gaming technologies, and machine learning systems. In the 2018-19 course, one team collaborated with the Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall to create a smartphone app that showcased parasites in augmented reality.
Accepted projects will require a financial commitment of $11,500 for internal (university-affiliated) sponsors and $15,000 for external sponsors, which covers administrative expenses. Projects will also require a time commitment of two to three hours per week. Sponsors will have the opportunity to attend meetings and assist the team with the development of the project.
As only a limited number of projects can be completed within the course each year, not all submissions will be accepted. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a panel of Senior Design course advisers.