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RFPs have gone out for new tech fee project proposals for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Proposals are due by 12:00 noon on Monday, March 3, 2014.  Please email techfee@ship.edu with any questions.

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For questions regarding tech fee contact techfee@ship.edu 

For issues regarding tech fee equipment contact SUHelpdesk@ship.edu 

(717) 477-4357

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New Tech Fee Projects Funded 2006

Storage Array System for Art: HAC 

Provides a complete system wide storage solution for students that will ease the operation of the lab, by automatically creating backups of student project files.  This system also allows students to save large video and photographic projects and make them available to any machine in the lab.

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ARTStor digital database subscription for Art 

Provides University departments with access to a digital library containing over one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Exposing students to many collections of art to supplement the lectures conducted by faculty. It also provides a tool for conducting research projects.

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Smart Classroom for Modern Languages: RLH100 

Smart technology installed in the classroom for visual and audio presentation enhancement for classroom use by students in the Modern Language Department.  Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials.  This system includes the presentation unit, a computer, Sympodium, DVD/VCR and a data projector with supporting video switching equipment.

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Online Database RefWorks for Lehman Library 

Provides student access to web based bibliographies and databases allowing for importing of text based files along with bibliographic references.  Students can then use these references for writing papers and the database provides proper formatting for insertion into a bibliography.

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Emerging Tech PILOT for various departments: ELL 

Allows students to use Podcast technology to enhance the classroom learning experience.  Using iPods to view Podcasts allows students to review course material, rewrite notes and discuss ideas and concepts outside of the classroom.

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Laptops for Chemistry / Physics: FSC110 

These laptops and laptop cart provide a portable technology solution for students in the Chemistry department.  The cart provides security and charging for the laptops when not in use.  It also allows for ease of transportation of the laptops to support students in standard education classrooms.

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Augmentation of teaching labs for Biology: FSC134 

Smart technology installed in the classroom for visual and audio presentation enhancement for classroom use by students in the Biology Department.  Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials. System includes the presentation unit, a computer, data projector, and supporting switching equipment. 

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Smart Classroom for Psychology: FSC030 

Smart technology installed in the classroom for visual and audio presentation enhancement for classroom use by students in the Psychology Department.  Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials. System includes the presentation unit, a computer, data projector, DVD/VCR and supporting switching equipment. 

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Digital Force Plate for Exercise Science: HG105 

 Equipment allows for state of the art movement analysis and data acquisition during biomechanical and motor learning activities.  This also facilitates student driven research projects in both research design and statistics courses.

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Smart Classrooms for Communications/Journalism: RLH101, RLH209 

Smart technology installed in the classrooms for visual and audio presentation enhancement for classroom use by students in the Communications/Journalism Department.  Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials. Systems include the presentation unit, a computer, data projector, DVD/VCR and supporting switching equipment. 

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Wireless Laptops for the Office of Disability Services: ELL        

Accommodates disabled students whom have a special need.  By using wireless technology, students with a disability are given access to the latest computer technology.

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Student Presentation Stations for various departments 

Smart technology installed in the classrooms for visual and audio presentation enhancement for classroom use by students across all the Colleges at the University.  

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ESRI-ArcView GIS Software for Geography department: SRH 

Software allows students to visualize, manage, create and analyze geographical data seeing relationships and identifying patterns in the data.

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Smart Classroom for Mathematics: MCT251 

Smart technology installed in the classroom for visual and audio presentation enhancement for classroom use by students in the Mathematics Department.  Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials. System includes the presentation unit, a computer, data projector, DVD/VCR, document camera and supporting switching equipment. 

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Smart Classrooms for COE: SPH224 

Smart technology installed in the classroom for visual and audio presentation enhancement for classroom use by students in the College of Education.  Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials. System includes the presentation unit, a computer, data projector, DVD/VCR and supporting switching equipment. 

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Renewed Tech Fee Projects Funded 2006


Palms/Axims Blue Tooth Lab for Computer Science      

Supports the Computer Science program offering of palm-device programming to provide new experience for software engineering projects that combine palm programming with the intricacies of blue-tooth communication.

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Data Capture Smart Room and lab: Biology in FSC342

8 desktop computers used in the data capture biology lab.

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ITS Support Ctr Help Desk in MCT264 

Tech Support center created to assist in the support of all the tech fee related computer projects deployed across campus. Student support staff hired and maintained for emergency response to classroom computer issues.

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Server for computer science program: MCT163 

Server used by computer science students for software development.

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Safari Tech Books 

Online research database used by computer science students and maintained by the library. Database provides access to over 2000 technical books online.

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PBL Genetics Lab:  Biology FSC246 – 18 computers  

Provides problem based learning course support for biology students.  The PBL model focuses on cooperative investigative learning. The computers and software are used by students to research and investigate three projects, as well as complete tutorials, interactive problems, and simulations throughout the semester.  This project changed at renewal increasing from 12 desktop computers to 18 laptops to allow for more desk space in the lab, as well as expanding the amount of computers to accommodate larger class sizes.

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Maple Server: Math 

A web server with specialized software for the development of web-based math activities and assignments for lower-level math courses. Provides material that enhances student learning in math in every computer lab on campus.

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Smart Rooms SPH230, SPH250, SPH260, SPH300: COESmart Rooms  

Smart technology in the classrooms for visual and audio presentation enhancement. Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials. This project was originally for 3 Smart Rooms, FSC102, HG101, and HFH230 along with 4 laptops however on renewal, they wished to have the Smart Rooms moved to all be located in SPH and dropped the 4 laptops to add a 4th classroom instead.

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Laptops, wireless: Psychology - FSC 012  

Laptop computer lab that supports Psychological research and classroom projects, including the collection, analysis, and presentation of data by students. Originally this project included Vision Lab software allowing sensation and perception research and eye movement tracking, however it did not work as anticipated and was not renewed on the next round.  All 24 laptops were renewed together and moved into one cart in FSC 012.

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Digital Editing lab: RLH106  

The Digital Editing lab is used to prepare students for an interconnected and competitive world in which the delivery of news, information, ideas, and entertainment is constantly changing. The lab assists in providing up-to-date instruction in skills and theories, history, functions, procedures, laws, ethics, and effects of journalism through content creation and mass delivery. The lab consists of video editing software and 12 Macs split between Roland and Cub broadcasting.

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Smart Carts COB: GRH106, 302, and 404 

Smart technology in the classrooms for visual and audio presentation enhancement. Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials. Originally this project included room GRH 301, however at renewal time, this equipment was moved to GRH 404 instead to allow for greater use by students.

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Computer lab: Computer Science MCT164 

Computer lab consisting of 32 work stations. Students complete laboratory exercises that include teaching programming concepts and provide tools for experimentation and visualization of those concepts. The goal is to demonstrate the application of technology to solving computer programming problems through course content.

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Presentation Stations with Elmos: Math in MCT262 and 265  

Smart technology in the classrooms for visual and audio presentation enhancement. Includes the ability to tie DVD, Internet, and Computer audio/visual aids together into one management console for presentation of course materials.

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Multimedia lab: GRH008 for Media Services and ELL Courtyard 

Computer lab for use in multimedia presentation development. 1 Apple Mac and 3 PC’s with Adobe and Maromedia software development tools. Location split between GRH008 and ELL 1st floor.

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