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Name: Carol Perkins
Date registered: July 26, 2011

Latest posts

  1. 2011 NEC HFES Student Conference — October 19, 2011
  2. Helping out with KEEPERS camp 2011 — July 28, 2011
  3. Budapest Study Abroad Program – BUTE — May 9, 2011
  4. Budapest Study Abroad Program – Weekend Trips — April 6, 2011
  5. Budapest Study Abroad Program – the First Week — February 15, 2011

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Oct 19

2011 NEC HFES Student Conference

This past Friday I traveled to Boston for the 2011 Student Conference organized by the New-England Chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. It was hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, with a beautiful view of the Charles River Basin, shown in the figure above. Project54 had seven UNH graduate and undergraduate students in attendance: Zeliko Medednica, Shawn …

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Jul 28

Helping out with KEEPERS camp 2011

For the second summer in a row, Devin and I helped with the UNH Keepers Camp. Students ranging from second to fifth grade spend half a day with us exploring electrical engineering. To start off the day, we helped them experiment with different metals and liquids to see which made better batteries. They were really …

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May 09

Budapest Study Abroad Program – BUTE

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) was founded in 1782 by Emperor Joseph II making it the oldest Institute of Technology of University rank and structure in the world. The campus is lovely and extremely interesting. Some of my classes are in older buildings which still use chalk boards and wooden tables, while …

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Apr 06

Budapest Study Abroad Program – Weekend Trips

The best part of studying in Budapest is that there is plenty of time to travel to all the great surrounding countries on the weekends! So far I have traveled to Austria, Italy and Croatia! Vienna, Austria 18-21 February, 2011 I took a bus to Vienna, Austria with seven friends who are also studying at …

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Feb 15

Budapest Study Abroad Program – the First Week

The first week in Budapest really flew by. I traveled with four other UNH students all studying electrical engineering as well. We got lost a few times before getting the hang of using the trains, trams, and busses to get around the city. This was important to figure out with all the errands we had …

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Aug 10

John Underkoffler Points to the Future of UI

In the video above, John Underkoffler talks to enthusiasts at TED about the need to move away from the traditional, one machine for one human with one mouse and one screen flat display, to building machines that aid humans in the task of creation in multiple dimensions. He has taken a big step in this …

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Aug 05

Keepers Summer Camp at Project54

Project54 assisted with two sections of KEEPERS summer camp. It turned out to be a great way for the second to fifth grade students to explore electrical and computer engineering. Mark gave tours to groups of the students of a Project54 lab and a police cruiser. While he did that, Erika, Devin and I helped the …

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Jun 15

Navigational Metaphor

The image above is the combination of a transparent FTIR-based multi-touch surface and a motion control board, such as the one from Nintendo BalanceBoard, to create a navigation metaphor. Dimitar Valkov, Dr. Frank Steinicke, Gerd Bruder and Prof. Dr. Klaus Hinrichs built this while working for the Visualization and Computer Graphics Research Group at the …

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