UT Martin students place second in computer science conference Nov. 12

Three students from the University of Tennessee at Martin won second place Nov. 12 at the Association for Computing Machinery Mid-Southeast Conference. The annual conference, which met in Gatlinburg, allows computer science students to present their undergraduate research and get to know regional professionals.

The students on the 2nd place team are Kelsey Morris, of Milan, Randy DePriest, of Alamo, and Mason Bearden, of Lexington. All team members are seniors and won a certificate along with a $50 prize.

Their project was a game called “Mark the Mighty,” which is a web-based combat role-playing game built in Google Firebase and Unity. Some features implemented into the game include traps, a high-score feature and a cave for the player to explore.

To play the students’ game, visit https://mark-the-mighty.firebaseapp.com/. For more information about the conference, contact Dr. Kathleen Ericson, associate professor of computer science, at kericson@utm.edu or 731-881-7587.

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