Faculty Advisor

Beck, Joseph E.

Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.

Abstract

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) provides many resources for students, especially first-year students. However, knowing where to find a particular resource can be difficult. What WPI lacks is a single platform to find all of the available resources. Therefore, we have created a mobile application called WPI First-Year Hub. It provides access to information about available campus resources and WPI's first-year advising program. When testing our application, we found that relevant tasks were 26% faster on average with the First-Year Hub than without. This application has shown that consolidating the existing campus resources, especially those for first-year students, would improve the transition to life at WPI.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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