Crabtree and Williams Named Top Poster Presenters at Undergraduate Research Conference

Jacob Crabtree and Joshua Williams, seniors in the Department of Computer Science, were named the Top Poster Presenters in the Physical Sciences division at the 2014 Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference was hosted by the Texas Tech Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement and is an annual, campus wide event championing undergraduate student research, scholarship, and creative activity. Students from Texas Tech and other universities have the opportunity to present their research, attend special sessions, and network with fellow undergraduate scholars. Faculty and graduate students also attend and serve as reviewers or judges.

The poster, "Intel Galileo Development Board Based Embedded Applications," details their research, which is the design and development of multiple embedded applications using Arduino-compatible Intel Galileo development board, partially supported by Intel Corporation. The board is based on the Intel Quark SoC X1000 application processor, which is a 32-bit Intel Pentium-class system on a chip. Four different applications are explored in the areas of Web server, wireless communication, music, and user interface. Crabtree and Williams are investigating system configuration and setup and programming in an integrated development environment. This research has the potential to expose cutting-edge technology and significantly enhance hands-on experiences in embedded systems.