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Allison Seidel, a junior Computer Science/Information Technology major and Criminal Justice minor, is a recipient of the Clarence Schock Foundation Fellowship for 2014-2015. Allison is currently working on a Senior Seminar project for encrypting network-layer headers for security purposes. She is also being funded by a KU Assessment Grant to work with Dr. Dale Parson on using automatic collection of student work actions during software development and data mining analysis of those work actions. The analysis will be used to determine the correlation between student time management patterns and effectiveness in programming project completion. Allison co-authored a paper with Dr. Parson entitled "Mining Student Time Management Patterns in Programming Projects", which was submitted a paper to World Comp '14 and anticipate acceptance and co-presentation in July.

Nicole Cresse, a junior Computer Science/Information Technology major, is collaborating with Dr. Dale Parson of KU and Dr. Margaret Schedel of Stony Brook University on instrumenting and composing music designed for computer processing of stringed instruments. Custom project software will analyze audio signals from Cresse's electric violin, Schedel's cello, and Parson's banjo, generating custom computer graphics that are visual representations of the live musical performance. The project will culminate in a performance by Schedel, Cresse and Parson in Kutztown's Grim Planetarium on March 29, 2014 at 6 PM that will project the real-time visualization of their music onto the dome. The performance is part of a seminar intended to encourage the participation of undergraduate women in computing research.

Nicholas Evans, junior computer science/software development major, was awarded a $1500 Carole and Ray Neag Undergraduate Research Grant to develop a server architecture for large format local multiplayer gaming. Evans plans to transform the gamer's experience by using movie theater or planetarium projection screens to display game graphics and action to many players at the same time. Participants will be able to use a device that connects to Wi-Fi to act as the controller, with a touch screen for optimal performance. Funds from the Neag grant will be used to upgrade Evans' hardware, hopefully enabling up to 200 users to play at the same time.

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