Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

M. Eng.


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Committee Chair

Hagerty, Donald J.

Author's Keywords

Computer Engineering; Information Technology; Civil engineering




At the University of Louisville, there is no continuous and dependable connection between the needs of the community for expert help in solving practical problems and the capabilities of the students enrolled in cumulating experience courses. Culminating experience courses are designed to provide students with experience in real and pragmatic problem-solving situations. Connecting these courses with community needs not only provides students with such experiences but also betters the community. A database instituted on the University of Louisville website would be a regular and continuous medium for such connections to be made. In this research, a database created by computer engineering and computer science students was populated and a user’s manual was created. This work describes the extensive background of the situation and anticipated research benefits in addition to the database programming and population and the procedure for finding matches. The impacts of the implementation of this database would be invaluable. Once the database is made functional for Speed School courses, faculty members in the other colleges at the University of Louisville could easily add their culminating experience courses. The database will allow continual and reliable community connections, thus furthering the engagement of the university in the community.