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When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

Where: James E. Walker Library, 1st Floor Reference and Information

The Faculty Technology Showcase, sponsored by MT Engage, is an opportunity for student to learn more about the role of software in discipline-specific research on practice. It is also an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the technology training resource available to all students and employees. 

What: Overview

During the Faculty Technology Showcase, our faculty guest speakers will be giving presentations and demonstrations on software. Stations will be set up to learn more about the various resources and software discussed.

Along with these demonstrations, MTSU creative student organization Sandbox will feature an open house.

Refreshments will be served during the event.

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Saeed Foroudastan

    • Experimental Vehicles Program uses an arsenal of software in the design and fabrication of our three Vehicles. We use Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Inventor Pro for all 2D and 3D design for each vehicle. We also use Autodesk’s CFD (computational fluid dynamics) for analyzing and simulating drag on each vehicles whether in air or water. For more complicated design we uses Solidworks and Siemens’ NX software in order to do finite element analysis.

  • Dr. Eric Detweiler

    • I will be discussing a free, open-source interactive storytelling tool called Twine. Twine can be used to create digital choose-your-own-adventure stories as well as simple video games. I will show students a few sample Twine projects from past courses I’ve taught, and discuss the ways in which it can help students across a variety of disciplines think about how to write with and about the possibilities of digital media. Though not every student needs to learn to code, Twine can be a useful way to help students learn to communicate with those who do in both university and workplace settings.

  • Zada Law

    • I will be giving an overview of ArcGIS, the mapping software installed on Walker Library computers that connects information to location for visualization, spatial analysis, and data collection using examples from my work in public history and archaeology. I'll also discuss how undergraduate and graduate students can take a structured introductory course in GIS through the Department of Geosciences. 


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The Sandbox student club will be participating in this event to profile their innovative uses of technology. 

About Sandbox: Sandbox is MTSU's leading creative student organization. The organizations's goal range from honing creative skills to resume building and even networking. 

Get Connected: Check out Sandbox's social media platforms at myMT, Instagramand Twitter.

Get Involved: Sandbox meets every Friday from 4pm to 6pm in Peck Hall, Room 327. 

Books on software demonstrated

AutoCAD, Autodesk, SolidWorks