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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.

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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.

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