Monday, April 23, 2012

Project Spotlight- Spring 2012

The Project Spotlight illuminates Emergent Media Center projects and the students who work on them, a tribute to the talented individuals employed here. This semester we have spoken to various employees about their assignments and what they love most about the EMC. 

Murray, a freshman Professional Writing major, loves the flexibility here at the EMC. "I work when I can, which allows plenty of time for school and personal things." He is part of a team brainstorming ideas for an app for Money Magazine, a CBS periodical about finances with primarily an adult audience. The app will target younger generations so they will be more knowledgeable about money.

Brenna, a Game Art and Animation major, is working on a prototype for Money Mag. The app will offer tips and general goals to help consumers use their money wisely. "At the EMC, each person brings what they are really good at to a project, and those various strengths add a creative flexibility to the team." 

Alex, a Computer Science and Innovation major, is currently working on the ViewBoost application, developing information tables to hold all of the tourism data. "It's my first time leading a group of programmers. I'm learning a lot about the management aspect." Check out this link for more information on the ViewBoost project:

Victoria, a sophomore Event Management major, is a member of the Public Relations/Marketing Team here at the EMC. Currently she is involved in coordination of the MFA Thesis Show, and she organized a Murder Mystery Event for EMC employees and an alternate reality game for Champlain College's Spring Meltdown. 

Danielle, a senior Business major, is the assistant manager of the Brainstorming team. The flexible and inviting environment at the EMC makes it easy for Danielle to prepare a presentation for Money Mag, a CBS periodical. She will be pitching t0 them next week the information her team has compiled. 

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Champlain Students Create an App for Vermont Tourism

Last week, Champlain students and the EMC were featured in a WCAX news story about the ViewBoost project. Check out the full video and the article by clicking on the link below!