Guidelines for external projects
1. Project Presentations
- [4? students] Assessment Plans for Academic Programs, Matt Ruane, firstname.lastname@example.org
- [4? students] Leadership Volunteer Management (connecting students with almuni), Gary Grant, email@example.com
- [2-3 students] Mission Control for Autonomous Systems, Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, firstname.lastname@example.org
- [4? students] software sonification, Keith Gallagher, email@example.com
[4? students] Graphing words in finite groups [python and GTK], Keith Gallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org
- [2-3? students] Air Traffic Control Tower Training Simulator, Donna Wilt,
- [3? students] Spacecraft motion platform control and automation, Ondrej Doule,
- [3? students] Enhanced interactive learning platform for pilots, Ondrej Doule,
- [2-3? student] NAO: have NAO recognize a map and show position on it,
- [2-3? student] Labyrinth: have NAO find way through a labyrinth,
- [2-3? student] ASM: automatic testing and evaluation of CSE3120 assignments,
2. Student-proposed Projects
- Submit your proposal as soon as possible (usually you will need to refine it), by Monday of the first week of classes
- Need my approval by Wednesday of the first week of classes
- What are the three main ideas/features/reasons that your project is interesting (e.g., novel, useful, effective, faster, cheaper, or ...) to potentially a large group of people (not just you)?
- What are the opportunities/pains?
- Do other users feel similar "pains" and why? Ask/read 3 users/articles.
- What are the main ideas/features for improvement to create value?
- Ask 3 users if the ideas create value; if not, brainstorm with them for ideas (what about X, does X make it better?).
- Use Proposal Template to provide a proposal in slides (provide the requested content, slide design/format can be changed)
3. Competitions and Challenges
Factors to consider when you are deciding on a project
In the past about 40% of FIT seniors chose projects related to games.
In a few months, when you apply for jobs and/or apply to graduate school, what would you to say about the largest project
in your college career:
- I helped develop a game that shoots at enemies/monsters/...
[which probably has been done by many students].
- I helped develop a program that helps teach autistic children.
- I participated in Imagine Cup with a project on ...
(and got an Honorable Mention)
- Developing games is fun:
Have you tried developing games?
If not, why haven't you tried doing something that is "fun?"
Will your software be used, help someone, or disappear when you graduate?