April 17, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 16, 2015 — Nine computer science students from Drury competed in student contests at the 21st Consortium for Computing Sciences In Colleges: Central Plains Conference held on April 10 and 11 at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri.
The team of Daniel Chick, Daiv McBride, and Josef Polodna placed 1st in the Student Research Poster Contest for their research and development project, Drury Explorer. This project involved the development of the Drury Explorer app for Drury’s Office of Admission. The application runs on Android devices and allows Drury visitors to take a self-guided tour of the campus.
The team of Zach Glossip, Ian Meyers, and Clayton Sippy placed 2nd in the Student Research Poster Contest for their research and development project, DUtrition. The DUtrition project involved the development of an Android app, which allows nutrition information for a meal to be captured from a picture of a restaurant receipt. Associate Professor Dr. Kathy Carroll served as the team’s sponsor.
Zach Glossip placed 3rd in the Student Research Poster Contest for his research project titled “A Comparison between Unity 4 and Unreal Development Kits: What it Means for Game Developers.” Zach’s project involved analyzing two popular software development kits. He based his analysis on his development of a single first-person puzzle game using both software development kits.
“I am extremely proud of these young men for the inquisitiveness, discipline and skill which they have displayed conducting these projects this year,” says Dr. Scott Sigman, professor of computer science. “They deserve all the accolades they are given. The competition was close and included teams from, among others, Westminster College, Grinnell College and Lincoln University.”
More information: Computer Science at Drury