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TechXploration 2016 scheduled

Students, faculty and staff are invited to TechXploration 2016, an on-campus event to explore and discover campus technologies that can enhance the NDSU experience. 

The two-day event is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, with a screening of the documentary, “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” which describes the lack of American female and minority software engineers. Following the screening, a panel of NDSU faculty members and a student leader will discuss strategies for increasing gender diversity in technology fields. 

Day two of TechXploration starts at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, with a Researchers’ Coffee that will include coffee and conversation about finding the best partners and services to support research. At 11 a.m., “Innovating for Student Success,” will highlight big initiatives on campus in which technology plays an essential role – including Gateways-ND, Quality Matters, and the Student Success Collaborative. An afternoon resource fair, along with open houses and live demonstrations, will showcase other innovative technology projects that are advancing research and benefitting teaching and learning on campus. To view the complete schedule, visit

• “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”

5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14

Century Theater, Memorial Union

Panelists are:

•    Carrie Anne Platt, associate professor of communication and associate dean of undergraduate education in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

•    Lauren Singelmann, undergraduate researcher in electrical engineering, president of NDSU’s Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, secretary of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and ambassador for the College of Engineering

•    Brian Slator, chair of computer science and ally of NDSU FORWARD

•    Scott Wood, dean of science and mathematics and ally of NDSU FORWARD

The event is hosted by the Women and Gender Studies program, Campus Attractions and the NDSU Information Technology Division.

• Researchers' Coffee

8:30-10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

Arikara room, Memorial Union

Discuss the resources available to support research at NDSU, including the institutional repository, grant proposal support and data management, security and storage services.

The coffee is hosted by NDSU Research and Creative Activity, the NDSU Libraries and the Information Technology Division.

• IT Partners Kickoff Meeting

10-11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

Great Plains Ballroom, Memorial Union

Information Technology Division leadership will reflect on last year’s initiatives and highlight upcoming projects and technology changes. There also will be time for networking and open discussion in celebration of partnership and campuswide efforts to deliver core services and propel innovation.

• Innovating for Student Success

11 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 15

Great Plains Ballroom, Memorial Union

Learn about three major initiatives on campus aimed at advancing student success in face-to-face and virtual classroom environments and through positive academic and career advising experiences.

Gateways-ND - Paul Kelter, director of the Office of Teaching and Learning; Amy Rupiper Taggart, associate director of the Office of Teaching and Learning and professor of English

Student Success Collaborative - Laura Oster-Aaland, associate vice provost for enrollment management

QualityMatters - Mari Borr, associate professor in the Schoo

•TechXploration Resource Fair

Noon - 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

Great Plains Ballroom, Memorial Union

Explore and discover campus technologies that can enhance your NDSU experience. Highlights include a drone demo, augmented reality sand table, GoPro cameras, virtual reality online gaming, Microsoft Office Specialist Certification and more!

• Daily Meteorological Observations Form for Soil 217, 447 and 647

1-2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

Arikara Room, Memorial Union

In 2009, Adnan Akyuz, professor of climatological practice, was awarded a $600 grant through the Technology Fee Advisory Committee to develop an interface where students taking Soil 217, 447 and 647 can log in to submit their daily meteorological observations. Students use an instrument called sling psychrometer to measure air temperature and wet bulb temperature. Using these variables, they calculate relative humidity and dew point temperature. The form allows students to enter those variables daily, keep track of their participation and running grades. The form took various stages to fit the developing needs. Akyuz will demonstrate how the Web it works and how students are graded.

• ECE Remote Access to Department Software Applications - Demo 

1-2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

Electrical and Computer Engineering 241

Learn about remotely hosted software applications available to electrical and computer engineering students, including a demonstration of how to access the applications and an explanation of the technology operating behind-the-scenes. The project was funded by a Student Tech Fee award.

• Bison Information Network (BIN) Television Studio - Open House

2:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

Bison Block 1, 12th Avenue North

The Bison Information Network studio includes a 20-student video editing lab, which has Macintosh computers with Final Cut Pro editing software. All equipment was paid for by Student Tech Fee funds.

• Screen Sharing Collaboration Space at ACE - Open House

3-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

ACE Tutoring, West Dining Center Lower Level

After receiving a Tech Fee Award, ACE Tutoring and Quiet study outfitted three group spaces with wireless media equipment, enabling students to connect electronic devices to a larger screen. Stop by to see how the equipment works and explore how to use it for group projects, presentation preparation and group exam review.

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