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A showcase of final projects by graduates of the Computer Systems Technology and Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology programs

June 10, 2010

What do these things have in common?

  • an autonomous hexakopter
  • an online guitar tutor
  • computer games that help Aboriginal youth explore careers
  • a wireless guitar amplifier
  • an autonomous aquarium submarine

These are some of the projects being designed and created by graduating technology students at Camosun College. These and other team projects will be on display at the semi-annual Capstone Symposium on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 10am-3pm at the Comfort Hotel, 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria.

“Over the past two years, our students have acquired technical skills that industry really needs,” says Ken Hartman, computing science instructor. “The Capstone project matches up student teams with clients from the community, to invent, create, or improve something the client wants. By working with a real client with real expectations, the students are able to develop their communication, team-building and time-management skills—the soft skills that can make a difference to a person’s employability.”

The Capstone Symposium is organized by the graduating students to showcase their final projects. Each student team will give a 15-minute presentation to explain what their project is about, why it is needed and how they chose to tackle it.

“It’s definitely the biggest team project I’ve ever done,” says Computer Systems Technology student Stephen Woodiwiss. “In most companies, there would be different groups of people - business analysts, project managers, programmers, graphic designers - who would work on different steps of the project. But we’re doing the whole thing from start to finish.”

At 10:30 am, students and guests will hear from keynote speaker Dr. Rolf Lueck, president and CEO of Rockland Scientific International, a local company that specializes in high-accuracy instrumentation for oceanographic research. Dr. Lueck will share his insights on the technology of modern oceanic measurement systems.

The public is welcome to attend the symposium. There is no charge for admission, although guests are asked to pre-register online. A networking lunch will be provided.

Capstone Symposium Agenda

  • 10am Doors open / Student teams available at display tables
  • 10:30am Guest Speaker: Dr. Rolf Lueck
  • 11am Break
  • 11:15am Student presentations: Base Solutions, Hexacopter, Team WireDen
  • noon Lunch / Student teams available at display tables
  • 1pm Student presentations: Electric Trio, 4G Fusion, Hurricane
  • 1:45 pm Break
  • 2pm Student presentations: A-Z Beemach, Submarine, Ancestor
  • 3pm Doors close. Thank you for joining us today!

Contact

Ken Hartman,
Instructor, Computer Science department
250–370–3982
hartmank@camosun.bc.ca

Last updated: April 6, 2011 11:12 am

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