Showcasing Innovation in Computer Science
By UCSB College of Engineering
Six months of working in teams to conceptualize, design, test, and present capstone projects culminated recently for more than fifty seniors during summit.cs, the UC Santa Barbara Computer Science (CS) Department’s annual event that unites undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners. The event featured presentations from undergraduates on their capstone projects, a poster session, an awards presentation, networking opportunities, and multidisciplinary research talks from three College of Engineering faculty. After taking place virtually last year amidst the pandemic, the event, which can be viewed here, returned this year to an in-person format inside Corwin Pavilion.
“The in-person event enabled us to reestablish connections, broaden engagement and communication among the attendees, and facilitate spontaneous interactions and discussions that were rendered impossible over Zoom last year,” said Chandra Krintz, vice chair of the department and one of the two capstone instructors. “The impact of these seemingly simple differences was also significant for students, who were able to interact with faculty they had not seen in person for up to two years.”