Winners of the SIMS Final Project presentations were announced during the School of Information Management & Systems commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, 2005. During their final semester, all SIMS Master's students are required to do a final project that represents the culmination of their two years in the program.
On Thursday, May 12 the school hosted a Final Project Showcase. During the showcase all groups gave a 5 minute overview of their project. The following day, each group gave a full-length presentation in one of three tracks: Collecting and Modeling Information, Social Media, and Understanding People Using Technology.
The winners of the Dr. James R. Chen Award in Collecting and Modeling Information were Carolyn Cracraft and Lisa de Larios-Heiman for their project, SylVia. Honorable Mention in this category was RDIR: Restricted Data Identification and Registry. The Dr. James R. Chen Award for Social Media went to Brooke Maury, Vijay Viswanathan and Jeannie Yang for their project, Orpheus. Honorable Mention in this category went to Photorouter. The Dr. James R. Chen Award for Understanding People Using Technology went to Denise Green and Rebecca Shapley for their project, Teaching with a Visual Tree of Life. Honorable Mentions in this category went to Fresh Quest and Searching for Count Whistleboy.
For a complete listing of projects please go to 2005 Final Projects.