Inspiring the next generation of engineers is key in our aim to use technology to advance the future, and this is why every year, ITI sponsors the Best Honours Project in Software Engineering at Robert Gordon University’s School of Computing Science and Digital Media Awards.
The award recognises students’ achievements in creating high-quality software applications that are not only well-engineered, but relevant and applicable in real-life scenarios, and this year’s winner fit that bill in a highly ambitious way.
The 2022 winner of the ITI sponsored award, Ashleigh Sinclair, created an asteroid lander simulation that was capable of autonomous navigation and able to detect and experiment with environmental variables to gauge the performance of flight characteristics.
Dr David Corsar, Lecturer, at the RGU School of Computing said “Unfortunately we didn’t have an asteroid lander available for the project, so a simulation had to be used, but the results were nonetheless excellent! The markers, and all those that saw the demo during our Honours Project Showcase event were very impressed. Ashleigh has excelled at both the theoretical and practical aspects of the course, with topics covering multi-platform software development, web development, cyber security, artificial intelligence, and data science.”