In their final year, Bachelor of Science majors complete either a Senior Design Project or an Enterprise project. Many of these projects are presented by students at Design Expo, an annual competition that highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. During the event, more than a thousand students in Enterprise and on Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. Below are 2022 CS Enterprise Design Expo projects.
Humane Interface Design (HIDE) Enterprise
Team Leads: Abby Myers and Ian Lawrie, Software Engineering
Advisor: Robert Pastel, Computer Science
Sponsors: General Dynamics Land Systems, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Western UP Health Department, Superior Health Foundation, Mel and Gloria Visser
About HIDE Enterprise: The members of Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) come together to design, develop, and evaluate interfaces. The goal is to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. As a whole, the team works together to design and test different applications for industry sponsors that can be used on Android, iPhone, and other devices. HIDE accomplishes these projects by combining knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g., computer science, psychology, and human factors). HIDE team members can get involved in various stages of the design process, from developing an app by programming to evaluation by designing usability tests and analyzing data.
Project Overview: The Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) had nine sub-teams this year. Four were showcased at the Design Expo. 1) GDLS, which is developing tools for web scraping, image labeling, and building data sets of military images. These sets will be used for training, validating, and testing convolutional neural networks for combat material classification. 2) LB, a web-app to help organize Little Brothers’ transportation program. 3) PillowTalk, a research project to build a multi-interface inflatable cushion. 4) Health Resource Hub, a site to help UP residents browse/search for helpful resources, such as food, education, health, and housing.
Husky Game Development Enterprise
Team Leads: Ethan Fournier, Computer Science; Devin Stewart, Software Engineering
Advisor: Scott Kuhl, Computer Science
About Husky Game Development Enterprise: Husky Game Development (HGD) is a student-run Enterprise focused on developing video games. Each year, HGD breaks up into subteams of around six students who experience a full game development cycle including ideation, design, and end product. HGD explores a wide variety of video game engines and platforms including Windows, Android, Xbox, and an experimental Display Wall.
Project Overview: They say that the mansion on the other side of town is haunted, but is it really? The kids tell stories on how dangerous the house is, but they have never made it through the door. That’s when you decided to enter the mansion and see what the fuss was about. You didn’t believe those rumors, until you found yourself waking up in a strange room within the mansion after blacking out at the door. Explore the mansion with the mysterious young girl that lives there, solve puzzles to progress and escape the mansion. Will you make it out or will you let your fears get the best of you?
IT Oxygen Enterprise
Advisor: Nagesh Hatti, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sponsors: Miller Electric, Ford C3, Michigan Tech Biomedical Engineering Department, Michigan Tech Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department
About IT Oxygen Enterprise: IT Oxygen is a student enterprise dedicated to developing student skills through real-world industry experience. We provide the experiences necessary to progress in the ever-changing worlds of cutting-edge software development, networking, security, system administration, and business. This includes problem solving, teamwork experience, and sharpening communication skills. IT Oxygen seeks to provide the best place for students to learn and grow, both professionally and as individuals, by providing the best environment available for students to thrive and produce great work.
Project Overview: The IT Operations team uses enterprise-grade hardware and software to provide the services our teams need to develop their projects. The team also helps its members gain hands-on experience with managing infrastructure (servers, networking, etc.). Operations is dedicated to improving, monitoring, and scaling the IT Oxygen infrastructure. In addition, our Security division manages the cybersecurity aspect of our organization. They maintain a security-focused mindset when implementing, maintaining, and decommissioning infrastructure. The Security division ensures that IT Oxygen follows best practices to maintain data integrity for our clients’ project data. This includes periodically conducting penetration testing on our network to find and promptly fix any vulnerabilities that may be present.