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Sacred Heart University engineering students are helping to perfect technology for Kinima Fit, a virtual fitness trainer, at SHU’s West Campus. Recently, a few rising sophomores were in the makerspace (an open lab where people explore, tinker and invent) with Renee Migdal, Kinima Fit’s co-founder. Surrounded by drones, LEGO creations and equations scrawled on white boards, students ducked behind computers and consulted with each other as one of their peers tested the fitness technology with exercise movements in front of a green screen.
Students at Sacred Heart University don’t just play video games—they also build them. Nearly two years ago, Robert McCloud, associate professor in the School of Computing, began providing his students hands-on game design experience. “One of the most important things for students looking for jobs is to have a portfolio highlighting their skills. How can they get a job in game design if they’ve never done it?” said McCloud.
Sacred Heart University's School of Computing and Biagio's Osteria will host "Not Your Typical Food Ordering App: Pronto Plate" on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium. Students will talk about their development of a food-ordering application for Biagio Osteria in Stratford. Refreshments will be served.