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Future Wednesday Event Showcases Student Projects
Have you dreamed about flying a drone or walking through a virtual world? This Wednesday, the NEXIS lab (New Explorations in Information and Science) at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) is hosting its Future Wednesday technology showcase in Hinds Hall.
The event, from 1-3 p.m., is dedicated to promoting student innovation and immersing the community in the world of emerging technology.
“We reserve the ICE Box and allow our lab members to set up a trade show-style booth where they demo the projects they’ve been working on this semester. We believe this is a great way to talk about the future of technology and get people interacting with our members,” says Braden Croy, director of the NEXIS Lab and manager of entrepreneurship programs at the iSchool.
The event will feature NEXIS’ 20 student members and the 10 different projects they have been working on. Some of the big trends this year include the Internet of Things, advanced interfaces, wearable technology and data visualization.
NEXIS is a member-driven student lab that is located on the third floor of the iSchool. The project-based lab was reimagined last semester and has increased its membership to include students from across the University.
“NEXIS has a way of giving its members a public voice for the really cool things they do and we like helping others achieve their full technological potential through community education and outreach. Giving exposure and honing the soft skills of our members is only part of what NEXIS is about,” says Croy.
Croy says the event will be a great way to support top students from across campus as they present their ideas about emerging trends.
“For students it’s a great way to meet other innovative people and learn about the maker community at Syracuse,” says Croy.
To learn more about the event or NEXIS, email Braden Croy at email@example.com.