CourseRoad, Dormbase Win 2012 iCampus Student Prizes

Published in MIT News on May 23, 2012 by Brandon Muramatsu

2012 iCampus Prize winner Danny Ben-David with Pres. Susan Hockfield

The MIT Council for Educational Technology (MITCET) and the Office of Educational Technology and Innovation (OEIT) are pleased to announce CourseRoad as the grand-prize winner and Dormbase as the runner-up of the 2012 iCampus Student Prize competition. CourseRoad and Dormbase were recognized during the Institute's Awards Convocation ceremony on May 17.

  • CourseRoad, developed by freshman Danny Ben-David, builds a user-friendly page where users can map out their classes through their undergraduate careers. CourseRoad presents the user with a vertical timeline of undergraduate semesters, and makes it easy to add, remove and drag classes between terms. The site then provides a web of prerequisite and co-requisite connections between the classes and visually alerts the user to any conflicts. OEIT will be working with Ben-David through the summer to further develop CourseRoad.

  • Dormbase, developed by sophomore Alex Chernyakhovsky, freshman Cosmos Darwin, juniors Drew Dennison amd Isaac Evans, and sophomore Luke O'Malley, is a web-based system that provides MIT dormitories with the tools and services they need for daily operation.

The iCampus Student Prize was endowed by Microsoft Research to recognize the innovative and creative application of technology that improves living and learning at MIT.

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