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Want to stop by Lake McMurtry but really do not know where by to commence? Oklahoma Point out University
student Chrisantus Eze has an application for that.  

Eze, a next-yr Ph.D. university student in the Office of Personal computer Science, began doing work with the nonprofit Lake McMurtry Good friends in spring 2022 to produce
a cell application to support lake website visitors. As of this thirty day period, it is available for the two Android and iOS units. 

Chrisantus Eze
Chrisantus Eze

“Lake McMurtry Friends was really psyched about the app for the reason that it experienced been their lengthy
desire to have a mobile application that available functions identified on their internet site, additionally the
additional functions like the offline trail map,” Eze stated. “When the lake announced the
application on its social platforms, lots of end users instantly downloaded it and shared their
pleasure about the app, saying that it was effortless to use.” 

The concept for creating the app stemmed from an Affiliation for Computing Equipment
(ACM) hackathon Eze participated in at OSU where by individuals have been questioned to build
both an application to make improvements to Stillwater residents’ life or an software exclusively
for the lake.

“Since that was my first semester at OSU, I didn’t have several suggestions of how to enhance
the lives of Stillwater residents,” Eze said. “So, I made a decision to make an software
for the lake. Although, it was just a prototype, since it was a significantly less than two-day

Just after Eze received the hackathon, he continued to craft the application to consist of options like
offline path maps, kayak rental data, upcoming occasion lists, a lake historical past
and a get in touch with portion for distinctive places of Lake McMurtry. With the lake 10 miles
northwest of Stillwater, residents might enjoy hunting by its facilities in the
app prior to likely, including policies, restrictions and pricing.  

“Building an application or coding, in general, is like an artwork,” Eze said. “It will get
complicated simply because you fear not only about the engineering that goes into it, but also
about the aesthetics and how consumers would understand and use the app. I enjoy that it
is a mixture of both equally engineering, arts and psychology. To me, that is what tends to make it
the most appealing.” 

The Lake McMurtry Friends application isn’t the initially one particular Eze has produced, acquiring worked
as a application engineer just before coming to OSU for his graduate diploma. Building this
app although an OSU student, having said that, is 1 of the many Eze accomplishments that motivates
some others in the CS program. 

“It is remarkable to see a CS pupil just take the initiative to create an application that serves
our community,” said Dr. Blayne Mayfield, interim head of the Department of Pc
Science. “Chrisantus has provided a fantastic case in point of making use of our awareness and abilities
to serve some others, for the gain of all. By writing the application for Lake McMurtry, Chrisantus
serves as an great position product for other students.” 

Tale By:
Bella Vu, CAS university student intern | [email protected]