College of Computing student-led Enterprise teams–Humane Interface Design (HIDE), Husky Games, and IT Oxygen–entered the following projects in Design Expo 2022.
The annual Design Expo is Michigan Tech’s annual showcase for experiential, discovery-based learning. Each spring the event showcases the work of more than 1,000 students from Enterprise and Senior/Capstone Design programs. Student teams from all five Colleges: Business, Computing, Engineering, Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and Sciences and Arts were represented. The 2022 Design Expo is generously supported by industry and university event sponsorship. View all Design Expo 2022 Enterprise entries here.
Humane Interface Design (HIDE) Enterprise
- Team Leads: Abby Myers and Ian Lawrie, Software Engineering
- Advisor: Robert Pastel, Computer Science
- Sponsors: General Dynamics Land Systems, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Western UP Health Department, Superior Health Foundation, Mel and Gloria Visser
About HIDE Enterrprise: The members of Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) come together to design, develop, and evaluate interfaces. The goal is to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. As a whole, the team works together to design and test different applications for industry sponsors that can be used on Android, iPhone, and other devices. HIDE accomplishes these projects by combining knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g., computer science, psychology, and human factors). HIDE team members can get involved in various stages of the design process, from developing an app by programming to evaluation by designing usability tests and analyzing data.
Project Overview: The Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) has nine sub-teams this year. We have selected four to showcase at the Design Expo. The first is GDLS, which is developing tools for web scraping, image labeling, and building data sets of military images. These sets will be used for training, validating, and testing convolutional neural networks for combat material classification. The second project is LB, a web-app to help organize Little Brothers’ transportation program. The third is PillowTalk, a research project to build a multi-interface inflatable cushion. The fourth is Health Resource Hub, a site to help UP residents browse/search for helpful resources, such as food, education, health, and housing.
Husky Game Development Enterprise
- Team Leads: Ethan Fournier, Computer Science; Devin Stewart, Software Engineering
- Advisor: Scott Kuhl, Computer Science
About Husky Game Development Enterprise: Husky Game Development (HGD) is a student-run Enterprise focused on developing video games. Each year, HGD breaks up into subteams of around six students who experience a full game development cycle including ideation, design, and end product. HGD explores a wide variety of video game engines and platforms including Windows, Android, Xbox, and an experimental Display Wall.
Project Overview: They say that the mansion on the other side of town is haunted, but is it really? The kids tell stories on how dangerous the house is, but they have never made it through the door. That’s when you decided to enter the mansion and see what the fuss was about. You didn’t believe those rumors, until you found yourself waking up in a strange room within the mansion after blacking out at the door. Explore the mansion with the mysterious young girl that lives there, solve puzzles to progress and escape the mansion. Will you make it out or will you let your fears get the best of you?
IT Oxygen Enterprise
- Team Leads: Adam Fulton, Computer Network and System Administration; Peter LaMantia, Software Engineering
- Advisor: Nagesh Hatti, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Sponsors: Miller Electric, Ford C3, Michigan Tech Biomedical Engineering Department, Michigan Tech Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department
About IT Oxygen Enterprise: IT Oxygen is a student enterprise dedicated to developing student skills through real-world industry experience. We provide the experiences necessary to progress in the ever-changing worlds of cutting-edge software development, networking, security, system administration, and business. This includes problem solving, teamwork experience, and sharpening communication skills. IT Oxygen seeks to provide the best place for students to learn and grow, both professionally and as individuals, by providing the best environment available for students to thrive and produce great work.
Project Overview: The IT Operations team uses enterprise-grade hardware and software to provide the services our teams need to develop their projects. The team also helps its members gain hands-on experience with managing infrastructure (servers, networking, etc.). Operations is dedicated to improving, monitoring, and scaling the IT Oxygen infrastructure. In addition, our Security division manages the cybersecurity aspect of our organization. They maintain a security-focused mindset when implementing, maintaining, and decommissioning infrastructure. The Security division ensures that IT Oxygen follows best practices to maintain data integrity for our clients’ project data. This includes periodically conducting penetration testing on our network to find and promptly fix any vulnerabilities that may be present.