Neumont University features more than 50 computer science projects at this spring’s Project Showcase. The event is this Friday, March 11, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 143 S. Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City.
“We describe it as the ultimate science fair,” said Aaron Reed, Chief Operation and Academic Officer. “Our event highlights our students’ technology creations and provides a real-time look at the ingenuity coming out of our university.”
Projects run the gamut with entries in engineering, game development, web development and more. Past event submissions included video games, various web development projects, database and genealogy sharing, a location-based reminder app and even a mind-controlled racecar. Students compete in different categories both as teams and individuals in the hope of being declared, “Overall Best Project.”
“It’s an opportunity for students to showcase what they’ve been working on and for our neighbors to get a better idea of what Neumont is all about,” Reed continues, noting that the public is welcome and invited to attend. “The event is a natural extension for the type of education students have come to, and should, expect from Neumont.”
Neumont students complete a sequence of projects, which begin in their freshman year and conclude with supervised projects for real employers. These hands-on projects are called, “Enterprise Projects.” Since Neumont’s founding, students have completed over 300 Enterprise Projects with more than 80 different companies like IBM, Bosch, and eBay. Recently Neumont has partnered with local companies like Workfront, Towers Watson, React Games and Pluralsight.