A JMU senior has won $5,000 for his capstone project and he’s in the running for the grand prize of $20,000 in the Dream it. Code it. Win it. competition sponsored by the MIT Club of New York.
Integrated science and technology major Tim Borny will be traveling to New York City for the Wednesday, April 30 awards ceremony, where he hopes his innovative take on an Internet search engine will prevail.
Borny came up with the idea for his project, dubbed Oaddo, more than three years ago, but he only learned how to code it within the past year. The idea behind Oaddo is to categorize the wealth of human knowledge that can be found on the Internet in a way that sparks people’s imagination, creativity and desire to learn.
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