Amanda Bolden


Presentation: 1:15-2:30 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom



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The University of Dayton has a diverse student body comprising students from different ethnic backgrounds. To cater to the needs of these students, we have developed an application that brings together all the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement (MEC) resources within one platform. The app allows students to access information and participate in MEC events and activities through a variety of features, including a general post section, calendar, and poll.Before implementing the application, we conducted extensive research and design studies to identify the key requirements of the students and the challenges they face in accessing MEC resources. We also analyzed the existing MEC programs and services and evaluated their effectiveness. Based on our findings, we developed a user-friendly app that streamlines the process of accessing MEC resources.The general post section of the app allows users to create and view posts related to MEC events, news, and announcements. This feature enables students to stay updated on the latest developments within the MEC community and share their opinions and feedback.The calendar feature provides users with a comprehensive view of upcoming MEC events and activities. This feature helps students plan their schedules and ensures they do not miss out on any important MEC events.Finally, the poll feature allows users to participate in surveys and polls related to MEC topics. This feature provides a platform for students to express their opinions and provides valuable insights to MEC program coordinators.In summary, the app we have developed offers a comprehensive solution to the challenges faced by students in accessing MEC resources. By providing a single platform to access information, engage in discussions, and participate in events and activities, we hope to foster a more inclusive and engaged MEC community on the University of Dayton campus.

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Project Designation

Course Project 202310 CPS 592 M4

Primary Advisor

Tom Ongwere

Primary Advisor's Department

Computer Science


Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences

Institutional Learning Goals

Diversity; Community

App for the Multi Ethnic Education and Engagement Center