Math major McCarthy creates mobile app about CUA
WASHINGTON - Mike McCarthy, a senior mathematics major and
running back for Catholic University’s football team, came up
with the idea of creating a mobile application about CUA while
writing a research paper. The paper was on the growing demand for
and importance of mobility for students and teachers to stay
connected in and out of the classroom.
The paper was written for a class McCarthy was taking with Hanney Shaban, a lecturer in the electrical engineering and computer sciences department. Shaban enjoyed McCarthy’s paper so much that he agreed to help him make it a reality.
With no funding, McCarthy began creating CUAmobile. McCarthy and Shaban met three times a week to review the student’s progress. The app was released on the Android Market in August 2011. CUAmobile, which is not an official University app, is free to download by all Android device owners.
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