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Dunbar takes first place in mobile app competition

Senior computer science major De’Jean Dunbar recently won a mobile app competition sponsored by the Charleston Defense Contractors Association at their 2016 C5ISR Summit.

“De’Jean was awarded first place by the judges and Best in Show, which is selected by the audience, for his mobile app, TagIt!” said Dr. Valerie Sessions, chair of the computer science department. “It is a huge honor, and we are so proud.”

Dunbar said his professor, Dr. Yu-Ju Lin, suggested the idea as his senior project.

“People will use my app as an information port,” said Dunbar. “They will be able to scan NFC tags that are near objects, such as pictures, monuments, etc., to get information in the form of text, video or picture.” NFC stands for near field communication and is often used with smart devices.

Dunbar is looking forward to a career in software development. “The computer science department at CSU exposes us to many programming languages. Problem solving has been a passion of mine as well, so I believe software development is the way to go.” Eventually he would like to earn a master’s degree in computer science.

Photo: De’Jean Dunbar won the mobile app competition sponsored by the Charleston Defense Contractors Association. Photo by Richard Esposito

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