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Directors appointed to lead new IT program labs

Mizzou Engineering has created two new labs within the Information Technology Program designed to give students additional hands-on research opportunities.

Andrew Murphy

Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship Project ‘Fantastic Fit’ for IT Student

For Andrew Murphy, receiving an Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship from Mizzou Engineering was an ideal way to finish out his senior year. The fellowship, which comes with a stipend, is designed to get undergraduates involved in engineering research. Murphy worked with Assistant Teaching Professor Fang Wang to develop a web portal and companion mobile app.

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IT Students Create Virtual Gallery for Museum Collection

Mizzou Engineering students are putting the final touches on an interactive art exhibit that will allow visitors to view paintings without ever stepping inside a museum. The exhibit is being created digitally for a virtual reality (VR) experience.

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IT Students to be Among First to Use New 5G Lab

Fifth-generation wireless technology is poised to transform our daily lives. How? That’s a question Mizzou researchers will begin investigating in an innovative new 5G lab opening on campus later this year.

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VIRTUALHACKS VR-Focused Hackathon Starts Friday

Looking for something to do this weekend? Want a chance to win Corsair Gaming mechanical keyboard and an Oculus Quest 2 headset? Then you’ll want to check out the first-ever XR hackathon sponsored by Mizzou Engineering’s Virtual Reality Organization this weekend.

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Students Create VR Software to Diagnose, Monitor Concussions

A group of Mizzou Engineering seniors are developing an innovative way to determine the severity of concussions. For their computer science capstone project, the students are designing software that would work with virtual reality goggles to allow users to diagnose and monitor head injuries.

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Students Explore Virtual Reality Applications in VR Lab

About a dozen students from across campus got to experience various applications of virtual reality during a field trip to the VR Lab at Mizzou Engineering yesterday. Fang Wang, an assistant teaching professor in the Information Technology Program, and several of her students demonstrated the technology through projects they’ve worked on over the past couple of years.

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Mizzou Engineers Help RJI Develop JSafe App

Computer Science students have developed an app to help female journalists document harassment. The JSafe app lets reporters store incident reports in a secure, cloud-based system. The app is a partnership between Mizzou Engineering, MU’s Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Coalition for Women in Journalism. The coalition is an international organization that provides support to female reporters.

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Bringing the Classroom to Students Through Virtual Reality

Students unable to attend in-person classes in the future could still get the full classroom experience, thanks to emerging virtual environment technologies. Fang Wang—an assistant teaching professor in the Information Technology program—is testing out such concepts this semester in her virtual reality class.

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5G Partnership with AT&T a Resounding Success

This spring, University of Missouri students took part in an immersive 5G course in partnership with AT&T. The course, which kicked off the semester with a visit to the Dallas Cowboys’ 5G-integrated AT&T Stadium, allowed students to work together to harness 5G’s potential for complex problem-solving.