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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Developing a Mobile Application to Promote Environmentally-Friendly Behaviors of College Students

Developing a Mobile Application to Promote Environmentally-Friendly Behaviors of College Students Green initiatives, or activities that promote environmentally-friendly behavior, have received considerable focus worldwide in recent years. Monitoring daily electrical usage will go a long way towards helping people to adopt more environmentally-friendly behavior and reduce their CO2 emissions. To this end, some faculty at Brockport require students to monitor electricity usage on selected devices. Traditionally, monitoring electricity usage among students on campus is accomplished using paper and pen. This system has some problems, such as ‘forgetting to record data’ or ‘losing the recorded paper,’ which could easily render the data unreliable. The Android Development Group at Brockport focused on developing a power usage monitoring system that rectifies some of these problems. The Brockport Power Usage application solves this problem firstly by running on the Android platform, which is widely used technology. The application provides an easy-to-use interface to enter and manipulate data while protecting the data at same time. The application structures the data in a systematic way, marks the data as actual or estimated and exports the data into a central repository for later review. By using this application, instructors will be able to assign monitoring assignments to students, perform far more accurate and convenient tests and provide their students with far more compelling results that indicate their CO2 emissions.

Presenters: Jonathan Agins (Undergraduate Student)
Andrew Allen (Undergraduate Student)
Brian Humphrey (Undergraduate Student)
Kevin Kelly (Undergraduate Student)
Bryan Phillips (Undergraduate Student)
Cody Sommer (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Computer Science
Location: 214 Hartwell
Time: 11:15 am (Session II)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.