Student creativity shines at innovation showcase
December 06, 2013

Close to 200 people came together to celebrate and be inspired by many creative and innovative student project ideas on Dec. 2 at the Barrie Campus. The Computer Studies Innovation Showcase was an opportunity for students to share projects they have been working on and connect with potential employers, possible business partners and community members.

collage of photos from Computer Studies Innovation Showcase; faculty, staff, students and community members

Students networked with industry experts and showed off their unique projects.

Industry experts from Microsoft, IBM, Bank of Montreal, Hydro One and Georgian College awarded prizes to participants in three categories: Marketability, Creativity/Originality and Technical Complexity.

Everyone who attended the showcase also had the chance to vote for their favourite project under the People’s Choice category.

Prizes were generously donated by Dell, Microsoft, IBM, Georgian Stores, the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation, and Computer Studies.

The following projects received top honours:

Marketability: Party horn breathalyzer; Infinity mirror; Digital hoodie

Creativity/Originality:Trailer jackknife warning device; Time-lapse camera device; Twitter-based cooking appliance

Technical Complexity: Android-controlled Bluetooth RC car; Cascading lights; 2D RPG game

People’s Choice: Barrie Transit mobile application; Solar tracker; Photo booth