Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

What's Next for Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences?

Dr. Philip Allen, left, professor of psychology; Dr. Yang Yun, associate professor of biomedical engineering; and Dr. Yingcai Xiao, associate professor of computer science.

Dr. Philip Allen, left, professor of psychology; Dr. Yang Yun, associate professor of biomedical engineering; and Dr. Yingcai Xiao, associate professor of computer science.

Research Spotlight: Psychology and Computer Science

Researchers Use Xbox Technology for Engineering Education

A team of University of Akron researchers is using Microsoft's Kinect™ sensor device for Xbox to show how it can transition from the family room to the classroom. Dr. Yang Yun, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Dr. Philip Allen, professor of psychology; and Dr. Yingcai Xiao, associate professor of computer science, are developing an educational tool that uses Kinect™ to noninvasively stimulate the visual center of students' brains to help them comprehend engineering principles. Learn More


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Student Spotlight

Student-run Z-TV honored by Broadcast Education Association

The School of Communication's student-run TV station, Z-TV has been named the 2014 Signature Station by the Student Media Advisors group of the Broadcast Education Association.

The station took the top honors this year in a highly competitive selection process judged by broadcast professionals from around the U.S. Judges noted that Z-TV students produce a "well-rounded selection of programming that firmly aims at a clearly defined target market. Program formats and production quality is outstanding in this category. Web presence judged by number of online views was significantly higher than other entries, in fact, more than all other entrants combined."

The competition reviews programming and practices at student-run college radio and television stations each year. The Signature Station Competition recognizes remarkable advisors, students, and stations at BEA's annual convention held every April in Las Vegas.


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