BodyVis in Baltimore Sun
Published Jul 18, 2018
Congratulations to Seokbin Kang who successfully defended his PhD proposal on "Augmented Reality Systems to Engage Children in Everyday STEM Experiences." Thank you to Professors Tammy Clegg and David Jacobs for serving on the committee and providing thoughtful feedback.
The Makeability Lab had five papers conditionally accepted to CHI'19. We'll see you in Glasgow!Stay tuned for more information. Hoping to post pre-prints in January!
At TGIF today, the security students hosted with the theme "Would you rather..." Attendees could brainstorm and submit questions that had a "would you rather..." scenario with two choices. The most popular submission was given an award.Makeability Lab students Dhruv Jain and Venkatesh Potluri submitted: "Would you rather have a camera look at you or a microphone listen to you all the time?" This ended up being a very provocative question with the TGIF attendees having mixed opinions.
Sparkfun Education recently blogged about our BodyVis project in a post entitled "Five E-Textile Research Projects Making a Difference in Education."
The Makeability Lab and the HCIL are participating in the Silver Spring Maker Faire which is going on today from 12pm - 5pm. Our own Majeed Kazemitabaar will also be giving a special presentation on MakerWear as the "Maker in our Midst" at 2:15pm on the Main Stage. Full details are available here:
We are excited to announce that our research video BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences received special recognition as Facilitator’s Choice in 2016 NSF Video Showcase : Advancing Stem for All. The event was held online May 17-23, 2016 to showcase cutting-edge NSF work related to improving teaching and learning. Over 23,500 visitors from 144 countries participated in this event to discuss their work, offer ideas to others, and disseminate innovative ideas