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Technology Fee Advisory Committee approves projects

NDSU’s Technology Fee Advisory Committee has awarded funds to five campus technology projects. This spring, the committee sought proposals for information technology projects designed to improve the quality of education and campus life for students at NDSU.

With approval from Marc Wallman, vice president for information technology, the following projects received funds:

Visual Technology Tools for Interaction with the Gallery

Project director: James Faris, Memorial Union Gallery

The technology tools provided through this project will allow increased contact for student artists to present their digital artworks and interactive programming; student engagement with digital content, research and external opportunities, including for the visually or hearing impaired; and awareness of events, exhibitions, outreach and educational opportunities.

• Human Performance Lab Technology

Project director: Donna Terbizan, health, nutrition, and exercise sciences

The Human Performance Laboratory will be provided with technology to improve instructional capabilities and presentations by both faculty and students. This research laboratory directly serves 120 undergraduate exercise science students, 60 undergraduate physical education students, 70 graduate students in exercise science and athletic training, and 15 faculty members in the associated programs.

• Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Course for Students

Project director: Matthew Chaussee, Division of Finance and Administration

The project will fund the cost of a campuswide practice examination software license. The software will be installed on all campus computers, making it easier for students to utilize this Microsoft Office applications learning tool and work toward Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

• Remote Student Access to Electrical and Computer Engineering Software

Project directors: Eric Christianson and Scott Smith

A new server, 50 client licenses and security software will provide electrical and computer engineering students with secure remote access to the numerous and varied licensed software applications required by courses taught by the department. The project will serve as a pilot to demonstrate how remote computer access can be securely provided to students of a research university.

• Augmented Reality Sand Table

Project directors: Stephanie Day and Jessie Rock, geosciences; Ben Bernard and Dominic Fischer, architecture and landscape architecture

The Augmented Reality Sand Table is an active learning environment tool to help students develop spatial reasoning and problem solving skills. It will be immediately integrated into at least 10 courses in geosciences and landscape architecture, enabling a minimum of 550 students to better understand topographic maps.

Questions regarding the Technology Fee Advisory Committee may be directed to chair Rian Nostrum at rian.nostrum@ndsu.edu or 701-231-7890, or to the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology at 701-231-5646.

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