CSC News

March 27, 2004

Computer science seniors to showcase project results at Posters & Pies April 27

Posters & Pies, a semester-end showcase of senior computer science team projects managed through the Senior Design Center, will be held Tuesday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Talley Student Center on North Carolina State University’s main campus.

This is the tenth year that the Senior Design Center at NC State’s Department of Computer Science, in the College of Engineering, has been coordinating the capstone senior design project course.

In that time, more than 500 computer science seniors have put their knowledge to work on real-world problems posed by more than 70 sponsoring companies. Students have consistently cited the value gained from the class, which includes a special emphasis on developing the writing, speaking, interpersonal and project management skills necessary for a successful career in today’s technology-driven economy.

Twenty teams of students will give brief formal presentations of their project results at Posters & Pies, followed by informal demonstrations and a light lunch and dessert reception.

High school students interested in learning about the computer science program at NC State and companies that may be interested in sponsoring a project are particularly invited to this event. There is no charge to attend Posters & Pies, but a RSVP is requested and may be completed online.

This semester's projects include the following sponsored by:
- Tavve Software, a voice-activated alarm clock;
- NC Zoological Society, the 'Save the Wolves!' project;
- SCORE-O-MATIC, a grassroots sports reporting system; and
- Network Appliance, the Tablet PC.

The complete list of this semester's projects and sponsoring companies is available online.

The Spring 2004 Posters and Pies is co-hosted by Progress Energy, a Department of Computer Science ePartner company, and the Senior Design Center at NC State's Department of Computer Science.

- rzewnicki -

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