Classroom Portal Expansion Crowned Applied Research Day 10.2 Winner!

Classroom Portal Expansion Crowned Applied Research Day 10.2 Winner!

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 4:06 pm in Announcements Feed for all posts filed under Announcements  Feature Articles Feed for all posts filed under Feature Articles  and tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Classroom Portal Expansion background document.

The Classroom Portal Expansion has taken the top prize at Applied Research Day 10.2!
“It is an honour to take home first place at Applied Research Day,” says Nitec President Malcolm McDowell. “We had many worthy competitors today and wish them continued success. The Classroom Portal Expansion will enhance the communication between Algonquin College faculty and their students and we were proud to play a role in its development. Our thanks to Algonquin College for hosting this competition, and to the Office of Applied Research and Innovation for their assistance in launching this project.
The Classroom Portal Expansion, which was developed with assistance from students in the Computer Programmer program, came in first out of the 19 projects which competed in the thrice annual Applied Research and Innovation competition. It is an application which professors can use to easily and remotely post class changes and other information to a screen near the door of their classrooms. An Interpretive Book of the Indigenous Tree and Shrub species in the Ottawa Valley, which was created for the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre in Golden Lake by Outdoor Adventure Naturalist students from Algonquin College’s Pembroke Campus, finished second, while a Geological Field Data Collection system developed for Natural Resources Canada with assistance from the Computer Engineering Technician and Computer Science programs rounded out the top three.
“Applied Research connects students, faculty, entrepreneurs, funders, and established organizations to build businesses that are equipped for success,” says Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh, Director, Applied Research and Innovation at Algonquin College. “The 19 projects that were on display today will create local jobs, strengthen the economy, and solve problems through innovation and creative new thinking. We’re proud to celebrate their success and wish to congratulate NiTec, the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre, Natural Resources Canada, and all of this year’s Applied Research Day participants!”

Adam Beliveau, a student who worked on "Outside the Mall" - an Applied Research and Innovation project which aimed to create a template to help you find parking in unfamiliar locations.

A panel of judges comprised of Algonquin College employees toured the booths between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. before rendering their verdict. The judges considered the student understanding of the client’s needs, technical merit of the solution, use of funds, problem-solving skills, effort and personal growth, and quality of the presentation.
The first place prize was $100 per team member. The second place team received $75 per team member, and third netted $50 per team member.
Algonquin College’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation is pleased to announce that the date for Applied Research Day 11.0 will be Friday, April 12, 2013. Stay tuned for more information on this seminal event! Visit their website for more information and other Applied Research success stories.

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