2016 ExpoSItion award winners

Students displayed more than 30 projects at the 2016 UMSI ExpoSItion in March. Several teams won cash prizes in four categories:  Academic/Research; Civic Tech; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Technology/Design. One group took home the Inspiration, Innovation and Impact I3 Award for best overall project.

INSPIRATION, INNOVATION & IMPACT I3 AWARD (BEST OVERALL)

1st Prize ($1,000) - Sophus Q&A App
Sophus is a context-aware knowledge sharing platform that aims to crowdsource information from local experts to answer questions. 
Gauruv Paruthi, Priyank Chandra

Runner-up ($200) - Clipper: A Campus Safety Device
Clipper aims to ensure students' safety on campus and around town with a wearable device.
Roxana Galusca, Manu Gupta, Lili Marchak

ACADEMIC/RESEARCH AWARD

1st Prize ($1,000) - DoIIIT Together
The DoIIIT initiative embraces the interdisciplinarity of UMSI, providing a creative space where researchers with diverse backgrounds and interests can collaborate and create.
Priyank Chandra, Gaurav Paruthi, Chuan-Che Huang

Runner-up ($200) - Data-Driven Little Free Libraries
This projects look at how geospatial analysis of information access can inform the development of high-impact, data-driven Little Free Libraries in Kalamazoo, MI.
Christina Czuhajewski, Fiona Potter, Alexa Hagan

CIVIC TECH AWARD

1st prize ($1,000) - Access: A Mobile Application to Improve Accessibility
Access is a mobile application that provides information about the accessibility of local establishments and public spaces.
Yi Yang, Yidi Hong, Yunqi Hu, Varun Joshi, Kai Yu

Runner-up ($200) - HUB: Connecting Cyclists With Local Government to Improve Cycling Safety
HUB pairs a mobile application with a sensor-enabled glove, connecting the cycling community with local policymakers to inform infrastructure-related decisions by tracking cyclists' routes and pain points. 
Jessamine Bartley-Matthews

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AWARD

1st Prize ($1,000) - Breadcrumbs Nature Guide
Breadcrumbs is a mobile application that communicates with bluetooth-powered beacons scattered along a nature trail to deliver audio messages containing navigational and contextual information.
Dalton Simancek

Runner-up ($200) TIE! - Lingo X: Find Your Language Partner
Lingo X is a mobile application created to help language learners find language partners within their community.
Fei Ren

Runner-up ($200) TIE! - Village App
Village App redesigns child transportation coordination by connecting parents who have complementary needs and streamlining existing tools. 
Michelle Jackson, Betty Ku, Nishan Bose

TECHNOLOGY/DESIGN AWARD

1st Prize ($1,000) - Sophus Q&A App
Sophus is a context-aware knowledge sharing platform that aims to crowdsource information from local experts to answer questions. 
Gauruv Paruthi, Priyank Chandra

Runner-up ($200) - Zoi: Shower Monitor
Zoi is a real-time shower water usage meter with a visual display that helps monitor water use and keep track of usage over time through an integrated mobile app.
Noureen Dharani, Prashant Iyer