Technology Fee Advisory Committee Funding
Technology Fee Awards AnnouncementSpring 1998
The NDSU Technology Fee Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the awards made as a result of the Spring 1998 Call For Proposals. The following is a listing of each award including the project name, the project director's name, the amount of the award, and a brief project description.
New PC's for Library Use (Mark England) $54,855
- This project will provide funding for 35 new PC's for libraries on campus (one in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture library, two in the Chemistry library, three in the Pharmacy library, and twenty nine in the Main library). These new PC's will be available in the Fall 1998 semester and will replace obsolete equipment.
Continuation of Printing in the Library (Mark England) $11,500
- This award funds continued support for free black-and-white laser printing in library clusters.
Veterinary and Microbiology Computer Cluster (Janice Haggert) $17,400
- Funds hardware and software to create a computer cluster in an existing laboratory. This cluster will be used to supplement classroom instruction through interactive programs and virtual laboratories.
Printers in Public Clusters (Brian Abraham) $117,553
- Continues funding for supplies, equipment, and personnel necessary to support free black-and-white laser printing in campus clusters. Due to heavy use, some of the printers will also be refurbished and five new laser printers will be purchased.
Expansion of Modem Pool (Terry Wieland) $25,298.64
- Funds continued support for a portion of the incoming lines providing dial-in network access services for the campus.
Fine Arts Computer Cluster (Brian Abraham) $115,456
- Funds the creation of a new cluster in the Music Education Building. Equipment will include 21 computers with Zip drives, 10 music keyboards, six graphics tablets, one color scanner, one scanner with film screen adapter, one color printer, one plotter, one CDR, and five digital cameras. Other costs covered include construction, paper, toner, and student employees. The cluster should be ready for use in the Fall 1998 semester.
ACM Computer Consultants (Brian Abraham) $53,470
- Continues support for the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) student group who provide user support for campus clusters.
Enhanced Student Technology Training (CJ Johnson) $17,300
- Funds the continuation of specialized student technology training including a full-time trainer and six student trainers. This includes developing new or implementing existing training modules on current and requested topics, promoting course availability, scheduling, and assessment.
Encouraging and Facilitating Student Use of Multimedia (Nancy Lilleberg) $25,044
- Supports a student multimedia facility in the IACC building where students have access to multimedia software and hardware and student support personnel who can assist in its use. Also funded the purchase of some additional equipment.
Encouraging Use of Media in the Classroom Through Support of Classroom Equipment (Brian Abraham) $83,672
- Continues support for classroom instructional equipment (overhead projectors, projector carts, etc.). and their management and maintenance. Funds the purchase of a new projector and cart for use in the library. Also upgrades two LCD panels to LCD projectors.
Computer Ports Throughout the Memorial Union (Gary Fisher) $3,000
- Funds the placement of additional data ports in the Memorial Union in the Cul-de-Sac lounge, Roughrider lounge, Frontier Room, two Student Government offices, the Graphics Shop, Art Gallery, Student Activities office, and three meeting rooms where ports have not yet been installed.
Public Cluster Support (Bud McMullen) $16,289
- Provides for salaries for students to maintain all Macintosh computers in the clusters and for the Architecture cluster. Students employed perform installation, configuration, restoration, and security on the computers to ensure they remain functional.
Residence Hall Clusters (Brian Abraham) $71,867
- Funds two new computer clusters in Stockbridge and Churchill Halls. Also continues funding support for the Weible Hall cluster. Stockbridge will have 8 computers and a printer, Churchill will have 10 computers and a printer.
Residence Hall Network Support (Bud McMullen) $9,480
- Funding to provide assistance for residence hall students who need to be connected to the NDSU backbone. This includes Residence Hall Network web page, development of a ResNet FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) sheet, and assistance with installation and configuration of ethernet cards.
Residence Hall Network Infrastructure (Deanne Sperling) $2,160
- Supports the semi-annual maintenance performed on the network to test the data, check for proper cooling, and verify proper operation of the redundant power source.