Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
students exploring exhibits at BOOM


BOOM Celebrating 20th Anniversary on April 18

WHAT: BOOM 2018 student research showcase in digital technology

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm

WHERE: Atrium of Duffield Hall on Cornell campus, Ithaca, NY

From video games and apps not yet on the market to robots serving cocktails and live TCAT tracking, over 140 of Cornell University’s brightest students will unveil their best work in cutting-edge technologies at BOOM 2018 – the showcase also known as Bits On Our Minds – on Wednesday, April 18, from 4 to 6 pm in the Duffield atrium on the Cornell campus. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Some of this year’s projects include:

• The Big Friendly Oob – This video game features Oob, an oozing blob alien who is battling humanoid invasion.

• Deaf Dance – a wearable device and mobile app that empowers deaf and hard-of-hearing people with engaging multisensorial dance learning experiences.

• Ithaca Transit – Live Tracking – A new end-to-end navigation service built for TCAT, this free and open source app offers help to get you where you need to go including live bus tracking.

• Robomixer – Robomixer serves delicious and precise cocktails as you enjoy the built-in lightshow.

• CU Reviews – The current application, hosted at, allows anyone to search for a class at Cornell, leave an anonymous review, and view approved reviews and aggregate review data.

As part of BOOM’s K-12 outreach program, local middle schoolers will be participating in programming activities with CIS and the College of Engineering before viewing the projects at BOOM.

BOOM is sponsored by Disney, EY, Schlumberger, Workday, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, a16z, Air Liquide, Amazon and Capital One. This is the 20th year for the BOOM event, which is hosted by Cornell Computing and Information Science in partnership with Cornell Engineering.

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