An App for That: LSU CS Senior Designs Easy Way to Schedule Classes
August 31, 2020
BATON ROUGE, LA – Starting off a new semester with new professors and a new class schedule can be hectic, which is why LSU Computer Science senior Siarra Gremillion has helped create an app that will allow LSU students to quickly find the classes they need to take, learn who is teaching the class, and create their own class schedule.
“This app will make it easier for students to view the courses and get info for each course,” Gremillion, a native of Zachary, La., said. “Right now, the LSU schedule booklet is very outdated and all of the info is kind of scattered. You can see when the classes are but you can only see the classes all at one time for each department. When you look up the department classes, you must look up every class in that department on the list. Then, if you want to find pre-requisites for the class, you have to go to LSU’s website for the course catalog and look for the class there. This app is going to condense all of that material into a simpler way to find it.”
Students and faculty will be able to search for a specific class and the app will pull up all classes that meet their search results. When the user clicks on the class, it will show everything about when and where that class is offered; who’s teaching it, along with their photo and contact information; all of the pre-requisites; and a class description, all on one screen.
Though students cannot enroll on the app, they may add classes to their personal schedule and view all of them in a table to easily see when they will be and when they have a break. They can also use the app to share their schedule with their friends and academic advisors. All classes will be color coded.
Additionally, students can search for a specific professor and the app will pull up all of the classes he or she teaches. Faculty may also use the app to advise students, as well as keep track of their own class schedule.
Gremillion, who is working under the supervision of LSU CS Associate Professor Nash Mahmoud, hopes to complete the app and give it a name by the time she graduates in May 2021. It will be available for iOS and Android devices.
Contact: Libby Haydel