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Florida State University - DIGITECH

  • Students Innovating with Technology

  • Interactive Exhibits • Demonstrations • Performances

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Students innovating with technology

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 11 - 5:00




  • Dozens of innovative student exhibits: robots, apps, creative works, tech start-ups
  • Dozens of department demonstrations


Awards & Prizes

  • Crystal trophies for the best judged exhibits
  • T-shirts and certificates for all participants
  • Prizes and give-aways for attendees


FOOD TRUCK 11:00 - 2:00



Innovative Coding



The Digitech Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 1, 4:00 - 5:00 • Florida State Conference Center


Watch the Awards Ceremony here!

Keynote Speaker: Cecily Sommers
Author of Think Like a Futurist

A global trends analyst, Cecily Sommers speaks, writes, and consults on emerging trends, markets, and technologies shaping our future. She is the author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next and the founder of The Push Institute, a non-profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and non-profit sectors over the next 5-10-25-50 years.







The DIGITECH Awards Ceremony features FSU Deans and Dignitaries awarding students for innovating with technology in their discipline. Awards and prizes will be presented in several categories. A reception will follow with free hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Many outstanding student projects are entered in DIGITECH and displayed in the DIGITECH online gallery. Of those entries, fifty finalists are selected to present their work at the DIGITECH event. A panel of judges select winners for four top honors:

Innovation Award

In the spirit of Vires, this award goes to the exhibit that best demonstrates strength and influence through the creation and use of novel technologies.

Expression Award

In the spirit of Artes, this award goes to the exhibit that best demonstrates the application of digital technologies skill towards a creative work.

Contribution Award

In the spirit of Mores, this award goes to the exhibit that best demonstrates strength of character by contributing to others.

Entrepreneur Award

Awarded for the best technology-based business service, product idea, plan, or start-up.

In addition to the four judged awards, there is one other which is voted on by attendees of the event:

Campus Choice Award

The most popular exhibit at FSU DIGITECH decided by votes cast by event attendees via text message.

Finalists may win only one award. Award winners receive a beautiful DIGITECH crystal trophy. All finalists receive a DIGITECH certificate and t-shirt.





Our Sponsors

DIGITECH is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors:





Government Technology Magazine


Strategos Group

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Creative Uses of Technology







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Award Winners

Student exhibits to inspire!

acuity (2014)

acuity is a vision software suite that allows the user to strengthen their vision through the patented and proven methods that the FSU athletic department uses for some of it's top athletes and was developed by students at The Mobile Lab at FSU.
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Boy with a Coin by Marissa Pilolli (2014)

Boy With A Coin is a short stop motion video created with cameras on an iPhone and standard mono black and white filter. The couch used as a prop wascreated and designed, and flattened into an SVG and cut out by the FABlab laser cutter onto the covers of several video game covers.
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Who We Play For by Sean Daniels (2014)

Who We Play For is a non-profit organization helping to save lives and inspire others. It's two missions are: 1) To prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in student athletes across the nation. 2) To inspire others to find out and discover "Who they play for". The website provides a great way to get others involved and help share their story.
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AstroQueue by Larry Weru (2014)

AstroQueue allows people to share and manage real-time waiting lists using any device, from anywhere. This patent-pending cloud-based app acts as a digital waiting list for any given Site (location). It is used in Sites that function in various ways to achieve the common goal of organizing client traffic.
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iVisit: Doctor in your Pocket (2014)

iVisit is a scheduling and meeting environment for patients and physicians so that they can quickly and easily perform routine check-ups and other minor appointments (e.g. checking on a cold, physicals, a sore throat, etc).
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Draconids by Joshua Keeling (2013)

Draconids is an interactive electroacoustic musical composition for soprano saxophone, bassoon, and computer which uses pitch tracking and real time processing to alter the instruments' live sound.
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Entree by Bryant Joseph and Connor Grady (2013)

Entree is web based restaurant Point of Sale system and tablet kiosk designed to increase efficiency, lower costs, and, most importantly, to create a better customer service experience.
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Habitat Tracker (2012)

Habitat Tracker offers a unique mix of online and mobile computing, where students use an iPad to record data about wildlife at the Museum, sharing their observations with each other online.
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LESS (Living Electronic SystemS) by Richardson, Terndrup, Hayes and Lamont (2012)

LESS provides a social energy platform that helps customers track hourly, daily, monthly, and yearly electricity consumption. Our platform will empower people to conserve energy, save money, share those savings socially, and compete with friends.
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Paintings by MANDEM (2012)

Beginning with digital art and painting techniques, these canvases evolve towards traditional art mediums and techniques; MANDEM's workflow moves jaggedly between computer and canvas, layering physical media over digital grounds or converting paints into digital textures and backgrounds.
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ABMapping Kit - Automated Building Mapping via a Quadcopter platform by Nigel Nye and Muye Liu (2013)

ABMapping Kitis uses a quadcopter and Kinect to generate accurate models of building interiors based on simultaneous localization and mapping.
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Robosub by Miller, Miller, Franco, Royal, Robertson, McGowan and Smith (2013)

Robosub implements a huge variety of robotic components, employing computer vision system capable of recognizing colors and shaped as well as a redesigned hull with a simple, maintainable design.
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SciLoc by Tricarico, Roberts and Learn (2013)

SciLoc was created to track and simulate the spread of diseases. By using multiple systems to gather location information of participants, SciLoc can then simulate the spread of any disease, actual or fictional, throughout a city or region.
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ZYMBiO by Axel Hadfeg (2013)

ZYMBiO is a complex macro organism consisting of both AI and organic composition. It is self sustainable, the electricity that powers its movements is generated by bacteria it harbors inside.
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Meet our team

DIGITECH is a grassroots collaborative effort of students, faculty and staff.

The DIGITECH 2015 Team

Emma Allen, Ken Armstrong, Ken Baldauf, Becca Cater, Christy Chatmon, Erin Gillespie, Geo Miller




You won't believe your ears!




Contact us

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PIC Offices
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