San Jose State Universitys Department of Computer Science recently collaborated with Aeris on an Internet of Things workshop. During late March and early April, over 30 computer science students came to Aeris offices to learn from how to apply technology solutions to real-world problems with the help of IoT professionals.
Working with SJSUs Dr. Melody Moh, a professor in the Computer Science department, Aeris provided students an overview of the IoT industry and helped them build an IoT application. Our goal is to teach our students the theories and background to technology and its development and provide them a practical, hands-on experience to build a deeper connection with what we are teaching in the classroom, said Dr. Moh. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to work with Aeris.
The workshop gave students insight into developing an IoT application from start to finish. This involved using basic scripting languages to write IoT applications and working with technology such as a Tessel board and sensors. The students had access to Aeris engineers and executives during office hours to learn how to develop a business case for their IoT solution.
Eight teams of students presented their final projects to a panel of judges representing senior leadership in the business, investment, and technology sectors. The top three projects were:
- An IoT application that targets patient, doctor and pharmacy in giving only necessary number of pills and thus avoiding drug abuse;
- An IoT application that targets farmers in determining conditions that favor optimal plant growth; and
- An IoT application that intends to provide a complete shield for the car from unwanted accidents.
Each SJSU student was given a certificate of participation. Aeris is committed to fostering stronger relationships with local schools and universities and promoting diversity and gender equity in technology industries and the Silicon Valley.