Almost as phenomenal as the innovative application of programming knowledge is the ease of use for members of M&M. A student willing to offer minimal personal information simply signs into Facebook, clicks an icon to add the app, and grants access to view basic profile information, likes, and groups. An email is then sent to Daw listing this information for his use in finding ideal matches. While this app is optional to account for privacy concerns and for those who do not maintain a Facebook account, the completion of a survey is required to ensure that mentees are paired with upperclassmen with similar career interests.
Daw’s work illustrates a creative approach to automate a process that has historically been an arduous task while also significantly increasing its effectiveness at matching students of similar interests and aspirations.
By Erik Hughes, ISE Junior