EECS 183 Showcase highlights another round of final projects
EECS 183 is the introductory CS class for LSA students, and it has been designed to broaden participation in the discipline.
On Thursday, April 21st, students, parents, and professors attended the EECS 183 Showcase at Palmer Commons. Non-CS students from EECS 183, Elementary Programming Concepts, presented what they learned about CS this semester in a day-long showcase that featured over 150 projects made by over 600 students. Dr. Mary Lou Dorf, Lecturer Bill Arthur, and CSE student Lisa Dion taught the class, as well as a number of computer science students who taught the discussion sections.
The students had four options for their final project.
1) Creative AI: Students were required to generate new lyrics and music using musical datasets. This project used machine-learning techniques from natural language processing.
2) Micro Arcade: This project involved creating a micro arcade machine using the Arduino Uno and a display screen.
3) Web Scheduler: Students created websites to help Michigan students plan their schedules.
4) Connect 4: Students implemented the popular game, Connect 4, in C++.
A number of companies were showcase sponsors. JP Morgan Chase & Co. was the platinum sponsor; TD Ameritrade was the silver sponsor; Farmlogs, Workday, Arbor Networks, Sight Machine, Visteon, and DIG were start-up sponsors. Each company had representatives that were present at the showcase and this gave students the opportunity to discuss internships and jobs for the future.