2007 REU Award Winners
|Avari: Vision, Communication,
and Conversational Flow
By Lauren Cairco
|Capella’s Song: A Game2Learn Mini Game Launcher
By Michael Eagle
|Second||Survey of Use of Lego MindStorms in Introductory Computer Science
By Elaine Thinglestad
2007 REU PROJECTS
Future Computing Lab
REU Student: Toni Bloodworth, Lauren Cairco, Louis Fletcher, Vicky Fowler, Morris LeBlanc
Faculty: Larry Hodges, Ph.D.; Dale-Marie Wilson, Ph.D.
Description: Design and implementation of Avari (Animated Virtual Agent Retrieving Information), a virtual character who answers questions about computer science faculty at UNC Charlotte.
Games + Learning Lab
REU Student: Michelle Chamberlain, Abigail Corfman, Jason Deering, Taylor Dubois, Michael Eagle, Jordana Hodges
Faculty: Tiffany Barnes, Ph.D.; Michael Youngblood, Ph.D.
Description: Projects included development of games to teach indigenous culture and computing science concepts; delivery system for education games; and deployment of artificial intelligence into games.
REU Student: Brandon Cooper, Bobby Goodrich, Elaine Thingelstad, Ebonie Williams
Faculty: Teresa Dahlberg, Ph.D.; Jamie Payton, Ph.D.
Description: Research topics included use of Lego MindStorms in Introductory Computer Science; Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM); and the capabilities of iRobot Create.
REU Student: Tera Green, Brady Fulmer, Lane Harrison, Josh Jones
Faculty: William Ribarsky, Ph.D.; Zach Wartell, Ph.D.; Aidong Lu, Ph.D.
Description: Projects created 3D visualizations of scientific data in the areas of geographic information and terrorist activity, and the development of a user-friendly converter with which to convert large data files into individual volumetric binary files.
2007 Picture Gallery