I know it’s been a while, and the opening of a new building is its own special kind of time suck, but the DMCI IS ALIVE. We still have funding for the second half of the program (we weren’t sure well into the start of the Fall 2014 semester). So here’s the deal. You all got the first half stipend/grant and if you would like to rekindle your ideas and produce the finished project, there is funding for the second half.
So what is the “second half”? Generally, it is your final project in a form that can be displayed on the Media Wall in the new Information and Technology Convergence Center (ITCC), or a resource that will help students, faculty, and staff in using the ITCC facilities. If you’re not familiar with the Media Wall it is a mostly silent video display on the 2nd/3rd floors of the ITCC. The intent is to display your project in a form that demonstrates what the ITCC will be helpful in creating. Some of you have projects that are more resource oriented, but we’d like to have a video that brings attention to your resource (when finished).
We have been slow in getting all the facilities up and running in the building, but I’m confident as we begin the Spring 2015 semester that most of the state-of-the-art equipment will be available for use to complete your projects – if you so choose to move forward with it.
I’d like to meet with any or all of you to see if you’re still interested. For those of you who are interested, we can have meetings to orient you to the ITCC facilities.
I apologize once again for the lack of communication. With budget issues, it was touch and go as to whether we could move forward – and then there was the ITCC. The deadline should be around the end of the semester (before commencement), but I’ll double check to make sure. Again, let me know how you feel, and we’ll go from there.