REU Student: Daniel Fregosi
Faculty: Dr. William Ribarsky, Ph.D.
Description: Interactive 3D Model System used to attract businesses and people to move into the Charlotte area. Students extracted building footprints from geography data, created a program to view and edit footprints, and output the data for optimal access and rendering.
Digital Gaming – Teaching Computer Science through Video Games
REU Student: Alex Godwin, Amanda Chaffin, Eve Powell, Paige Matthews, Tar Ralph
Faculty: Tiffany Barnes, Ph.D.
Description: Developed games that teach Recursion and For Loop. Students tested whether people prefer learning through a game as compared to traditional methods of learning programming and studied the effect of gaming on college successes.
Wireless Networking and Embedded Computing
Mentor: Marguerite Doman
REU Student: Lee Cranford, Monique Kearson
Faculty: Teresa Dahlberg, Ph.D.
Description: Using a collection of small hardware devices that collect data from their environment, students created a representation of data within the network through simulations, created a futuristic presentation of use of WSN, and demonstrated routing protocol using mote hardware.
Digital Humans in a Virtual Environment
Mentor: Evan Suma, Sabarish Babu
REU Student: Brandon Miller, Lauren Cairco, Louis Fletcher
Faculty: Larry Hodges, Ph.D.
Description: Projects involved using digital humans to teach language and skills.