Websmith Group Partners with VCU-CS on Non-Profit mobile app project

Websmith Group regularly demonstrates our commitment to our technology community via information sharing, collaboration and by providing leadership to the next generation of technical leaders. In the Fall of 2013, we launched a Student Innovation Program, which offers students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in developing software products that are innovative and serve their communities. Our Student Innovation Program allows us to partner with the faculty of local schools, colleges and universities in providing their students the opportunity to collaborate, develop innovative software project and gain real-world experience.

Industry Partners with Local University

This year we are partnering with the School of Engineering of Virginia Commonwealth University and technology industry leader Royall & Company on a 2014-2015 Capstone Design course. As a prerequisite to attaining a Bachelor’s degree, the Computer Science Capstone Design course presents each student with the challenge of working in a team to tackle actual engineering problems within Computer Engineering and Science.

About the Project

This year we are providing mentorship to a team of three undergraduate computer science students in creating a mobile application for Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), a local non-profit. The CHAT organization invests in the lives of Richmond’s most at-risk children through one-on-one tutoring, mentorship, enrichment activities and after-school programming services.  The students will leverage mobile technology to allow CHAT’s parents, volunteers, students, and donors to share and access time-sensitive information. In late April 2015, the student team will have an opportunity to present their work to the sponsors, faculty, students, invited guests and the general public at the Capstone Design Expo, held at the Virginia Science Center in Richmond. Through their participation in the Expo, students will have an opportunity to display working models and prototypes and compete for awards and prizes.

For More Information, see “VCU Computer Science Partners With Industry, Creates App for Local Non-Profit.

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