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UT Martin students awarded at regional conference

Four students from the University of Tennessee at Martin received awards for their entries in the 2018 Fall Association for Computing Machinery Mid-Southeast Conference held Nov. 15-16 in Gatlinburg.

The UT Martin Department of Computer Science took nine seniors from the department’s capstone class to the conference where teams of students presented four separate projects as part of their course requirements.

Students Jeremy Coleman, of Camden, and Amie Newman, of Martin, won first place for their capstone work, “EGGY: The Egg-cellent Home Security System.” The intelligent system records images and videos when motion is detected and sends alerts to a corresponding app on a user’s iOS device. The name comes from the egg-shaped enclosure the team built for the project. Coleman and Newman received a certificate and a cash prize for their submission.

Steven Alford, of Dyersburg, and Ruchik Patel, of Ahmedabad, India, received honorable mentions for their project “All the King’s Men (Video Game).” The game is a 2D action role-playing game in which the user plays as a deposed king attempting to reclaim his castle from a corrupt council.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Ericson, UT Martin assistant professor of computer science, at 731-881-7587.


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