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Lehigh engineering students make class scheduling easy

Each year in preparation for registration, students scramble to create a course schedule for the following semester with the best class times and most popular professors. This process is often facilitated by platforms used to create mock versions of a semester schedule at Lehigh.

One of the original systems used was a website called MyEdu, which allowed students to select courses and outline their semester plan. But when MyEdu stopped supporting Lehigh courses in 2015, there was an immediate need for a scheduling system for the fall semester.

That was when two groups of Lehigh juniors simultaneously came up with the same idea: to use their web development skills to create their own course scheduler.

Jon Ross, ’17, and Will Kavanagh, ’17, two computer engineering majors, were the first to translate their idea into action. Together, they launched their own adaptation of MyEdu, called MyEd2, which allowed Lehigh students to once again construct their schedules online.

“(Kavanagh) started to work on it and I helped him out, and three days later we finished it and sent it out to one of our GroupMes, and then from there, it just spread all around the school,” Ross said.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Wu, ’17, and Kento Hirakawa, ’17, were developing their own version of a course scheduler called EZ Semester.

“We were more focused in terms of making it the best it could possibly be and adding as many features as we could,” Wu said. “That was our goal from the get-go, which is why we wanted to take a longer time developing it and making it perfect.”

Read the full story in The Brown and White.

November 5, 2017

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