November 13, 2013

Two teams selected for Cornell Cup

Two teams from the University of Rochester, including four students and two faculty advisors from Computer Science, are finalists in the Cornell Cup this year. The engineering competition, sponsored by Intel, involves embedded computation, and culminates in a two-day "summit event" at Disney World next spring, where winners will be announced.

The URead Braille team, which received an honorable mention last year, has been invited back with its project to create a refreshable braille display that would act as a web page for the blind. Team members are Christina Kayastha '14 (ECE/CS); Samantha Piccone '14 (CS/Math); Douglas Miller '15 (CS/Math); Joel Howard '16 (Phy), Nicholas Gekakins '16 (ECE), and Tianyi Liu '16 (ME/FE).

The Haptech team will employ Haptic tactile feedback technology to create a virtual environment that a user can interact with. Team members are: Morgan Sinko '16 (Systems Engineering), Lucian Copeland '15 (ECE), Casey Waldren '17 (CS), Gary Ge '16 (ECE), and Alexander Matthers '15 (BME).
Team advisors are Ted Pawlicki, Undergraduate Program Director in Computer Science, and Randal Nelson, Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Read the Campus Times article.