Previous Projects

This page lists all of the previous projects of the Service Learning Practicum. Not listed on this page is the set of current projects for the 2016-2017 academic year. The SLP has run for many years:

The Service Learning Practicum is now a part of the BS CS curriculum, and is offered as CS 4970 (Capstone Practicum I) in the fall and CS 4971 (Capstone Practicum II) in the spring. While the two-semester project sequence may not always be the Service Learning Practicum, it will be for the next few years.

 

2015-2016 academic year

For the 2015-2016 academic year, there were 66 students who are working on 9 projects. Formally, it was a CS 4970: Capstone Practicum I course in the fall and a CS 4971: Capstone Practicum II course in the spring.

2014-2015 academic year

For the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 97 students who are working on 15 projects. Formally, it was a CS 4970: Capstone Practicum I course in the fall and a CS 4971: Capstone Practicum II course in the spring.

 

2013-2014 academic year

For the 2013-2014 academic year, there were 43 students who are working on 7 projects. Formally, it was a CS 4970: Capstone Practicum I course in the fall and (will be) a CS 4971: Capstone Practicum II course in the spring.

More details about these projects can be found here.

 

2012-2013 academic year

For the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 39 students who were working on 7 projects. Formally, it was a CS 4501 course in both semesters, as the current course numbers (CS 4970 and CS 4971) had not been approved yet. 27 of the 39 students used this as their senior thesis project.

More details about these projects can be found here.

 

Spring 2012

This course first ran as a one-semester version in the spring of 2012, taught by myself and Mark Sherriff. There were two projects:

  • Micro-volunteering website: a website that allows local community members with various skills (plumbing, electrical, computer-related, etc.) to assist local nonprofits who need a short job done. This website seeks to match up skilled volunteers with the nonprofits who need their services. (This project was continued in the 2012-2013 academic year.) read more...
  • ASPire: The Appalachia Service Project is an organization that brings in volunteer groups to perform home repair for low-income families. ASPire is a system that allows for efficient management of the various assets involved -- groups of volunteers, homes to be worked on, building supplies needed, etc. read more...

More details about these projects can be found here.