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IT Students Help Promote Missouri Bicentennial

Missouri is celebrating its 200th birthday this year, and students in the Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering are helping get the party started. The students—in Chip Gubera’s Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Design I class—have created video clips to launch Missouri 2021, the state's bicentennial celebration.

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Computer Science Student Credits Class for Internship

A computer science student credits an advanced course for helping him snag an internship in software engineering. That’s because the interview process included a technical section covering topics he learned in Computer Science/Information Technology 3330.

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Kirkland Graduates with Bachelor’s in Information Technology, Thanks to Online Option

There were times James Kirkland wasn’t sure he’d graduate. A move out of state and subsequent transfer to Mizzou, work obligations and medical emergencies in his family caused a few bumps in the road along the way. But today, Kirkland receives a bachelor’s in information technology, thanks to the program’s 100% online option.

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Autonomous Systems Will be the Future; IT Professor Making Sure Mizzou Engineers are Ready

Driverless taxis. Delivery drones. Robots that can complete complex tasks. These technologies are emerging quickly, and Dale Musser is determined to make sure Mizzou Engineers are ready.

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Five Tips to Stay Cyber Safe While Shopping Online This Holiday Season

Having your identity stolen can turn the merriest of holidays into the scariest. And this year will be prime for hackers who know many of us will be doing our holiday shopping online. “The upcoming holiday season is the most important season for cybercriminals who will do everything they can to steal your data,” said…

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Looking for a Creative Major? Go for IT, Senior Says

Ashley Rolf is an artistic person, and she wanted a creative major that would match her varied interests. She wasn’t, however, expecting to find that creative major in Information Technology. Then she discovered the IT Program at Mizzou. And it wasn’t at all like she’d imagined.

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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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Interactive Lab Gives IT Students Real-World Experience

The Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering is known for giving students real-world experience to complement their coursework. Now, a new interactive lab is providing a realistic work environment for students, as well.