A Proposal Submitted to the Faculty of the Information Engineering Technology Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering Technology
There are around 2700 locations with National Park in their title on our planet, and more than 6500 locations with Category II type of protected areas that defines “National Park” per International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). So far, there is not a single website or mobile app dedicated to the World’s National Parks where all the information about the parks is available on a map. If any user wants to search information about the world’s national parks, he or she will have to rely on Wikipedia, TripAdvisor, travel blogs, or find the park’s official website. Searching for a list of World National Parks on online search engines usually returns an incomplete Wikipedia page or short list of well-known or well publicized National Parks. That makes the search very difficult and doesn’t give all the information. Also, there is not a single database or API with all the world’s national parks on the Internet. We’ve created The World’s National Parks website and mobile application that provides a brief information and a map of all the National Parks. Mobile Application has features like finding parks nearby and directions.
The Wireless Charging SmartBag is the ultimate solution for users on the go, who fail to find time to recharge devices. The combination of proprietary smart device connection cables, adapters, and battery banks into this SmartBag can substantially increase the freedom and organization of users of Qi enabled devices. Current market research shows no viable all-in-one solution that provides this ease-of-use. According to Cisco VNI, the number of networked devices per person is expected to jump to fourteen by 2022. This paper discusses the work, validation, and development of the resulting fully inclusive system utilizing a mobile application to allow users to view battery percentage data for each registered device including the backpack itself, as well as the ability to prioritize device charging based on need and available charging capacity. Additional features include a SmartBag charging dock, GPS tracking, and Global Wifi HotSpot.
WhereToPics is a web application built on the foundation and spirit of community with the intention of sharing the best picture locations around the world! Statista.com reported 1.323 billion international tourists as of 2019, compared to 911 million just 10 years ago. Everyone will be able to add their best photograph locations and check to see if there are any other incredible picturesque spots nearby! WhereToPics is unique in that it is the only application that provides precise information about the absolute best places to take pictures. We designed WhereToPics as a website application platform so that everyone can access it from their device via internet connection. The control and monitoring of content will be overseen by elected regulator site managers. WhereToPics will continue to bring people together and reinforce the importance of sharing, interaction, and strong community. Never miss a wonderful opportunity to capture a beautiful memory again!
Submitted to the Faculty of the Computer Science Technology Program and the Faculty of the Information Engineering Technology Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor Science in Computer Science Technology and Information Engineering Technology.
In modern business/enterprise environments, automation has become the driving force to improve products, workflow, and business practices. Managing where, when, and how these automated jobs are running can become an unwieldy task for many. Windows Task Scheduler, SQL Server Agent, SQL Server Report/Integration Services, and numerous other automation tasks all have their own interfaces. WAM (Windows Automation Manager) is a web-based automation application that allows users to quickly access scheduled jobs, log information, and access a job creation interface to perform a variety of automation tasks. Through it’s simplistic and to the streamlined design, WAM will allow system and network administrators to spend less time monitoring and scheduling tasks, and more time on projects and maintenance.
Many people envision the cloud as a service that “just works”. What most do not realize though, is that the “cloud” is in fact a co-location center, a building housing a massive datacenter that is willing to provide its resources to companies for an annual cost. Someone needs to maintain these co-location centers, and when searching, recruiters often look for someone with experience. Acquiring enterprise level, hands-on experience for the job can be both quite expensive and hard to come across. VR Datacenter (VDC) plans to fix this. VDC is an application that leverages users’ consumer hardware to simulate an enterprise level environment. VDC aims to allow users to create assets that not only appear physically in the virtual reality environment, but also have functionality tied into a VMWare vSphere server environment. This includes controlling device connectivity, power, rackmount location (RU), readouts from the virtual machines (VMs), etc. VDC plans to better define the breadth of knowledge that an entry level IT administrator possesses.
VonLehman Security Auditing is a service that aims to raise cyber security awareness and help local business better understand how to secure their systems. Approximately 60% of small business close within six months of being hacked. Technology is growing at speeds that many companies are not able to correctly implement and secure. VonLehman Security Auditing will review a company using a five-step approach. Educating users and testing various aspects of a company’s security is vital to securing their systems from malicious actors. The results of these tests will be compiled into a final risk assessment report which will recommend next steps and give the client a better understanding of their vulnerabilities.
According to mediapost.com, the average American will own 13 internet connected devices by 20211. That means a family of 4 will have close to 50 devices connected to their home network. In the current climate of large-scale vulnerabilities, ransomware, and other digital threats, how can we protect our devices, and those of their family members, when we may not even know exactly what is connected to our network? Vigil is a home network sentry that constantly monitors and scans every device connected to your wireless network and sends an alert when it detects an outdated or vulnerable device and when a new, unrecognized device connects to the network. Vigil allows its users complete transparency into the devices on their network, and also offers easy to understand, actionable information to non-technical users. This paper summarizes the process and technical details for the development of Vigil and its real-world usage data
This project aimed at effectively implementing eye tracking MATLAB. The team created an eye tracking program that uses a webcam to locate where a person is looking on a computer screen. The program was tested with a simple experiment that presented the user with a set of colors and found which colors the user looked at most.
Carpooling is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person can travel in the same car. Due to the increase in population and the rapid increase in urbanization, there are many problems in transportation. This tends to problems like an increase in the number of vehicles on the road, traffic, pollution, parking problems, and stress. To overcome these hurdles, we developed “Uride” a web-based car sharing application that will allow travelers to post and search if vehicles are available for carpool in their desired path. Uride is an alternative to existing services that aims to connect travelers in order to share transportation costs and reduce stress on their next scheduled trip. This will enable people using this application to share their everyday expenditure on traveling, not worry about hiring a cab.
UC Route Assistant is a mobile web application that allows the user to input their schedule and needs and determines the most optimal appropriate route for them to take on campus. This application was originally inspired by the vast quantity of new students coming to the University of Cincinnati each year. With over 7,000 new first year students in the 2019 fall semester, it is apparent that there is a need for assistance navigating the large campus. We built a mobile web application that enables the user to upload their course schedules, extracurricular activities, and accessibility preferences. UC Route Assistant processes this information and leverages Google Maps Application Programming Interface (API) to determine the fastest route that the user can take in order to reach their various destinations, while accounting for accessibility preferences and other major on-campus events. This results in less headaches having to reroute, less surprises running into blockades, and overall reduced travel time for the user.
The UC Disc Golf App is the definitive solution for both new and experienced players to optimize their experience while on the course. With the use of GPS the app allows real-time mapping and visualization of any disc golf course. The UC Disc Golf App allows users to track flight distance for each throw as it happens. The app also provides users with the luxuries of detailed scorekeeping, social media integration, a virtual Disc Bag, and a comprehensive PDGA rulebook. The creators of the app are avid disc golf players looking to lift the sport through passion and innovation. The team planned to integrate a GPS chip into each disc and develop a companion website for the app to optimize the implementation of all its features.
According to cybersecurityventures.com, despite the high demand for new talent in the cyber security field, there are currently not enough cyber professionals to fill this need (Morgan, 2019, p. 1). To generate new cyber talent, the Ohio Cyber Range Institute utilizes its in-house web application to host regional Capture-the-Flag (CTF) events—exciting, cyber-themed competitions that help inform and spur interest in cyber security. Our project, UC CTF, takes that existing web application and greatly expands upon it. UC CTF features a completely redesigned application site, enhanced functionality and quality-of-life improvements for site administrators, and a brand new question repository of fun cyber challenges for CTF players—from beginner to expert and everything in between. UC CTF greatly improves upon the capabilities of the original application, allows for players of all skill levels to engage in an exciting CTF environment, and helps to develop new talent in cybersecurity.
TutorialHeaven is an online learning solution to provide users a more personalized learning experience over the industry’s leading online asynchronous platforms. With the combination of an asynchronous approach, a feedback loop that points the learner to their weakest subject material, the ability for course creators to make their course along with assessments in one platform, TutorialHeaven can greatly improve the experience both for the learner and instructor. The one-size-fits-all approach of asynchronous learning content neglects student’s performance and ignores the effectiveness of conventional teaching practices, which leads to difficulties in knowledge retention and skill acquisition. These issues will be addressed by providing learners automatic feedback on their assessments, along with real communication channels for instructors and their course participants to engage with each other.
A Proposal Submitted to the Faculty of the Information Engineering Technology Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering Technology
Design Freeze Submitted to the Faculty of the Information Engineering Technology Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering Technology
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are the two leading cloud solution services in a market worth $18.2 billion in 2016, and it is expected to worth $40 billion by the end of 2018. Microsoft’s Azure market share has grown from 8.7% in 2016 to 29.4% in 2018 thanks, in large part, to their cloud-first strategy in recent years. Many enterprises have been left cloudlocked, leaving them stuck working with either AWS or Azure due to budget and time restrictions, while some larger enterprises utilize both AWS and Azure. Being able to securely and cheaply switch between cloud services today will save companies time and money, as well as keep their options open if one works better for them than the other. Thunder Cloud will help solve this cloud lock issue between AWS and Azure for companies by taking data from one service, converting it the format of the other, and then uploading it to that platform
Technologically Organized is an effort to help a small business develop an internet presence. Websites are the most effective business and marketing channel for small business around the US and are the second most successful at bringing in business behind Social Media. Without a website and general infrastructure to support them, small businesses are at a severe disadvantage to larger corporations and services. Simply Organized is a service committed to providing organization services at a reasonable cost to individuals, families, and businesses alike. They are looking to expand their brand by leveraging a website to promote themselves and provide customers with information about their business. Our team will assist them by creating a website, implementing a Customer Relationship Management Application (CRM), and securing and upgrading their home network to provide them with a platform for growth. We will also place a heavy focus on training business users to maintain the products we provide to ensure effectiveness of the solution for the future. This project will culminate into a valuable asset for Simply Organized and will positively impact revenue and help the service succeed in their market space.
Technology is exponentially evolving, sometimes faster than we expect it to. Because of this, it’s difficult for those who are just trying to keep up with the newest technologies. Of course, there are many outlets that people can look to for help. However, trying to troubleshoot over the phone can be frustrating for others on both ends and some problems just simply go unsolved. With Tech Wizard, we are providing an extra hands-on approach to users who are facing technical difficulties at home. We created an app that allows users to sign up and search for an available Tech Wizard in the area that can offer support via chat, phone support, or in person. We expect the result of this is to increase the availability of tech support to people of all ages and all levels of technical knowledge.
Current claim-check technology relies on a numbered, two-part paper ticket. But, according to the New York Times, anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of patrons who check items, lose their tickets (Bruni, 2018). TagIT will replace these fragile paper tickets and streamline the item check-in process using common handheld devices and wireless access to cloud computing. With TagIT, an attendant will create a unique record for each patron, adding images of the checked items using a smartphone or tablet’s onboard camera. The attendant will select the item image and scan the storage bin Quick Response Code, or QR code, in which the item is stored. When all items have been imaged and added to the record, the patron will receive an E-mail with a Web link to the record. The images, QR codes, and bin identification are now part of the patron’s record and can be viewed and verified using the link. The link will also provide a means to request the return of the checked items. And if a patron forgets to retrieve an item, TagIT will provide the means to contact the patron with retrieval instructions.
Student Life Plus seeks to give students more of a voice and improve the visibility of issues that everyday students encounter. We believe that by partnering our app with UC Student Government, we hope to provide meaningful improvements across the campus. The University of Cincinnati’s current system does not provide nearly enough visibility into how the student body as a whole feels about a topic. Our application will provide a forum-like outlet for students to voice concerns and suggest improvements by making posts, reviewing current issues, and engaging in discussions related to current topics or issues via reading posts from peers and Student Government.
Student engagement is an important part of an effective and positive classroom. With research we will explore ways to create a more engaged learning environment. Through a progressive democratic curriculum we can create a space where the students interests and opinions are valued and implemented into the course work. Our curriculum seeks to prepare teachers with effective ways to embrace democracy and prepare them to manage and run an effective and fun classroom, where the voice of the student is heard, and students are fully engaged.
Starting a food producing garden should be easier to do successfully. Getting data related to your specific gardening conditions can be time consuming and tedious for the average person who does not have any gardening experience. In 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase in food insecurities for people because of grocery supply chain fulfillment concerns. A simple yet shocking Google trends search for terms like “how to start a garden”, “food shortage”, and “food insecurity” since 2004 in the US have more than doubled in March of 2020 alone, during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. A search for “garden apps” has also shown more than double the interest in the same time frame on average.
People want and need to grow their food to reduce their food anxieties. Having an alternative food source can also reduce national food-related supply chain disruptions caused by climate change, natural disasters, or even global pandemics.
STEMMED Gardens was created to make gardening easier by crowdsourcing scientific data and real-life gardening success and failures. We created an iOS and Android application with an Azure based backend for users to be able to plan, maintain, troubleshoot, and share those gardening experiences. New and experienced users can easily retrieve and identify plant information and gardening techniques that can be used in each stage of their personal food garden journey.
Business communications are becoming more and more demanding as technology continues to advance in our ever-changing world. VOIP communications allow a business to stay connected with a reliable and flexible method of handling their telecommunication needs. However, VOIP must have optimal networking conditions for it to work properly and reliably. We created a solution to allow businesses to stay connected while minimizing any impacts they may have on their everyday communications. Using Dynamic routing we were able to shift network traffic from overloaded VOIP servers in order to keep communications up and running. According to PriceItHere.com VOIP Solutions can cost $20 to $40 per month per user, which can add up fast. We were able to keep costs low by using open-source software. The result is a quick and reliable VOIP solution that can handle large amounts of traffic and keeps client costs low.
In 2017, US motorists spent an average of 17 hours a year attempting to find parking after reaching their destination. In wasted time, fuel, and emissions this costed an estimated $345 per driver over the course of the year.1 The amount of time spent looking for parking is expected to increase as more Americans begin driving. SpotCheck is an end-to-end solution to provide mobile users the ability to quickly and reliably find parking wherever they are. Using machine learning to process images from cameras arrays stationed around local parking lots, our application suite determines where open parking is, so you don’t have to. Our applications allow users to quickly identify and get directions to the closest open parking spaces without the hassle. Parking lot information can be easily managed using our admin web application, allowing parking lot owners to easily make changes that are immediately available to SpotCheck users.
SoHoIT is a service dedicated to bringing Information Technology (IT) tools to small businesses who cannot find room in their budget to hire IT personnel. Small businesses can benefit from SoHoIT’s services and reduce the cost of their initial IT expenses by using pre-selected software. The software offered can be configured to fit the user’s current environment, and consists of services such as webhosting, VPN, and anti-virus. Custom configuration is dictated by our questionnaire that is filled out by a small business or individual looking to download software offered through our platform. SoHoIT is designed to make IT accessible and valuable to small businesses.
Today everyone is a target for cyber-attacks, hackers are only getting more sophisticated and persistent. According to Verizon’s 2018 annual breach report, Cyber-attacks against small businesses make up 58% of targeted attacks, and 76% of all attacks are financially motivated. This makes small financial institutions a prime target for cyber-attacks. These smaller businesses also lack proper cyber defense, only 27% of businesses say they are prepared for a cyber-attack. SOC-In-A-Box is a cyber security solution for businesses that brings the best of on-site and cloud-based architectures together to help solve the growing problem of cyber-attacks and data breaches. SOC-In-A-Box's cutting-edge system is modularly designed to quickly scale and easily integrate with existing solutions, allowing businesses to maintain visibility over their IT and OT infrastructure and trust that their data and business operations are always safe and secure.