Team Wins First Place for Pet Finder Website at Capstone Expo

A website to help find lost pets won first place at the Fall 2023 Computer Science Junior Design Capstone Expo.  

Each semester, third- and fourth-year computer science (CS) and computational media (CM) students work with clients to solve various real-world problems with their software designs. Students produce minimally viable products, like mobile apps, for public and private sector clients. 

More than 20 teams presented projects at the expo this semester. Judges evaluated team projects based on functionality, aesthetics, and team presentations. 

The top teams in the Fall 2023 CS JDC Expo are: 

1st Place – MaxFinder: MaxFinder is a website dedicated to pet owners to post and find lost pets. The team members were Betul Arpinar, Alvin Ivanowski, Madeline Jaime, Chae Hyun (Rachel) Kim, Dora Sasson, and Isabela Fernandez Trevino.

MaxFinder wins first place in the Junior Design Capstone Expo. (Photos by: Terence Rushin/ College of Computing)

2nd Place – Automated External Defibrillator Locator Application: The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Locator Application rapidly locates and provides directions to the nearest defibrillator, saving precious time when saving people experiencing cardiac arrest. The team members were Brooke Jameson, Ben Mrosek, Ethan Stone, Andrew Xiao, Xiao Yang, and Helena Zhang. Their client was Rajat Jhanjee.

AED Locator
The Automated External Defibrillator Locator Application wins second place in the Junior Design Capstone Expo.

Best Aesthetic Value – Rules of Inference Auto Generator Website: This website is designed to aid Georgia Tech CS 2050 students by automatically generating problems related to rules of inference, simplifying their learning process, and facilitating course preparation. This tool empowers students to understand fundamental computer science concepts better, enhancing their educational experience at Georgia Tech. The team members were Collin Kelly, Kevin Lee, Tristan Rogers, Joey Orofino, and Kevin Jang. Their client was SCI Lecturer Ronnie Howard.

Rules of Inference
The Rules of Inference Auto Generator Website is honored for Best Aesthetic Value.

Best Product Function – GT Fashion Revolution: This mobile application was created for Atlanta Sustainable Fashion Week. It provides an educational resource to answer all questions about sustainable fashion at consumers’ fingertips. The team members were Elaine Chen, Corinne Kim, Vindhya Pasala, Sanya Verma, and Catherine Xie. Their client was Tanjuria Willis.

GT Fashion
GT Fashion Revolution is recognized for Best Product Function.

The course’s structure allows students to gain experience communicating with clients and using their skills to help build solutions for them. Client applications are accepted for every semester. If you are interested in working with CS and CM students, contact CS JDC Coordinator Amanda Girard at 

More photos of the expo can be found here

Squarepoint Foundation Scholar Shines in Capstone Expo

A Squarepoint Foundation Scholar’s team recently earned a top honor at the Fall 2023 Computer Science Junior Design Capstone Expo.  

Joey Orofino’s team created the Rules of Inference Auto Generator website, which won the prize for Best Aesthetic. 

Squarepoint Foundation Scholar
Squarepoint Foundation Scholar Joey Orofino (right) presents with his team at the Junior Design Capstone Expo.
(Photo by Emily Smith/ College of Computing)

Orofino is one of five students who received scholarships from the Squarepoint Foundation. The new scholarship program helps computer science (CS) students cover the cost of completing their undergraduate degrees at Georgia Tech.  

He says the foundation and his project share the goal of helping computing students.  

“The Squarepoint Foundation’s goal is to help the computing community at Georgia Tech,” Orofino said. “This project helps students in discreet math, which is a required course in the College of Computing. A lot of these projects are created to better the college and its technologies.” 

The scholarships are part of the foundation's efforts to advance STEM education and research. This is the first time the foundation has funded scholarships at Georgia Tech. 

Orofino serves computing students as a head teaching assistant for Data Structures and Algorithms (CS 1332) and is president of the Google Developers student club

With support from philanthropic organizations like the Squarepoint Foundation, alumni, parents, friends, and corporations, Georgia Tech is securing the resources that will help achieve the most ambitious goals in the Institute's history as part of Transforming Tomorrow: The Campaign for Georgia Tech