University of Massachusetts, 1998 - $15,569

The team designed a product to allow participants to engage in a web-based role-playing exercise simulating the presidential election process. The product is a sophisticated database with a web interface that serves as an entertaining and educational simulation, to be used by political science courses and high school civics classes. It would help educators teach about the election process by enabling students to model elections online and manipulate a variety of factors and inputs.

The team was comprised of three graduate students and two undergraduate seniors in the Political Science Department. The team had faculty advisors specializing in political science, electrical engineering, marketing, and computing.