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Gaming Student is No Robot

One of the greatest joys of teaching is watching students blossom as they realize their personal potential. Daulton Nelson, a gaming student, took charge of his education and career path by developing a stellar senior project, and taking the lead developer position on his class team project. “I could tell he was trying to find his spot, how he could contribute,” says Scott Shaw, chair of Game…
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Light Painting Illuminates Advanced Photography Students

Students in the TEC 300 Advanced Photography class create photographs through light painting, a technique where photographers use a series of long exposures using a tripod. High powered flashlights and strobes are used to illuminate sections of the subject. Select images…
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Games Inspire Science Super Heroes

Luna Wolf Studios, founded by a group of talented and entrepreneurial WilmU alums, has created five educational games for Legends of Learning, a program for elementary and middle-school teachers that engages students through games played in the classroom. Founded by three…
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At the Scene of the Crime

Imagine a 3-D environment in which you can “walk” through a crime scene and investigate a murder. Investigation Simulation being built within the College of Technology Game Design and Development Program does just that, allowing students pursuing a certificate in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) to download an app and simulate such tasks as bagging evidence. Scott Shaw, Chair of Game Design…
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WilmU Plays Defense at Cyber Security Competition

When a news organization fired its entire IT department, the replacements it brought in had their work cut out for them. Keep services up. Keep data safe. And keep the bad guys out. The situation was a simulation: regional finals in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber…
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The Drones are Coming

WilmU’s College of Technology is offering its first class using drones, remote-controlled pilotless aircraft that provide a bird’s-eye view via video. In Aerial Cinematography (VMG 330), a hands-on course, students are learning the technical skills required to operate a…
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The Perks of Applied Technology

A new, customizable program in the College of Technology is helping to speed students with real-life experience to associate and bachelor’s degrees in Applied Technology. The first graduate, Barry Kirk, earned his bachelor’s degree in less than a year by virtue of credits he earned from his unique military experience. He also completed a project charter internship to help him create a model…
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Let’s Make Something

Techies rejoice! The College of Technology launched a new Maker Certificate – with that, came an innovative partnership with Next Fab. Ryan Hyde of Next Fab shows off sample projects at the Next Fab Wilmington open house. It’s time to create the next big thing and the…