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

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

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