The Mobile CSP expo was covered during the 6pm showing of WFSB 3 News on Tuesday, May 23rd. Congratulations to everyone involved!
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 the 4th Annual Mobile CSP Expo was held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Students who were enrolled in the Mobile CSP course during the 2016-2017 academic year were invited to demonstrate the apps they had created during the course under the guidance of trained Mobile CSP teachers. Approximately 100 students from nine local high schools participated in the event.
Attendees had the opportunity to walk around the room and try out the various mobile apps. After two 45 minute viewing sessions, the attendees were asked to vote for their favorite app. The apps with the most votes earned the Mobile CSP People’s Choice Award.
Among those in attendance was Dean Thomas Cresswell, Trinity College’s Dean of the Faculty. After the first 45 minute viewing session, Dean Cresswell gave welcoming remarks followed by Trinity College Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science Takunari Miyazaki and Mobile CSP co-PI/President of the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association Chinma Uche. Uche stressed the importance of Computer Science education for all students and encouraged students to continue their studies. #CSforAll
The event concluded with closing remarks from Mobile CSP Teaching Consultant Pauline Lake who encouraged students to pursue opportunities in the Computer Science field and Mobile CSP Teacher/Vice President of the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association James Veseskis as well as the announcing of the winners.
We are also please to announce that this year was the first Mobile CSP App Expo to be held in New York Metro Area. Congratulations to those students on the wonderful apps they created! Click here to read all about it.
Mobile CSP People’s Choice Award 2017 Winners:
All Mobile CSP apps are created using MIT App Inventor
1st Place – “Feel Good”, created by Gianna and Marissa Guzzo from CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Windsor, CT. They both took home a new tablet.
For more information about Feel Good click here.
2nd Place- “Alcohol Tracker”, created by Jean Luc Bourget and Ajay Sharma from CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Windsor, CT. The students had their choice of $20 in prizes from Best Buy.
For more information about Alcohol Tracker click here.
3rd Place- “Mini-Game Carousel”, created by Kishan Kunver and Robin Zheng from Conard High School in West Hartford,CT. Third place was awarded a $10 Best Buy prize.
To learn more about Mini-Game Carousel click here.
*New* Raffle – Students were involved in an App “Scavenger Hunt” finding apps based on descriptions provided. The lucky winner recieved a Virtual Reality Headset.
To see photos from the expo, check out the Flickr slideshow!
Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make our 4th Annual Expo a success!