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Tech Solutions Finishes Strong!

CAPS Technology Solutions students have had a great semester.  This past week, students presented their semester accomplishments during their final showcase.  Students worked on business partner projects including customizing the Amazon Alexa, building a drone to house a 4K camera, using augmented reality for business promotion, working with Teacher Education to facilitate a virtual STEM lesson and digitizing a Spot It game for music education.  Three students also talked about their experiences as Cerner interns.  Students also presented their personal passion projects including a variety of 2-D and 3-d games, certifications, websites, a business to provide efficient distribution of dental supplies and programming a custom keyboard.  The third project type students discussed was community outreach where students competed on the Cyber Patriot team, reached out to their home high school programming classes to lead lessons, participation at the Great Gorilla Games engineering competition at Pitt State and participation in a variety of hackathons.

The team of Aaron Campbell, Gib Corcoran, Thomas Kennedy, Ben Thompson and Alex Valler were repeating champions at the VRoKC virtual hackathon.  With their product RediscoVR, the students worked to spark memories through imagery and music for Alzheimer and dementia patients.  Through the three-day experience, Technology solutions collaborated with foundation of Medicine students to find a unique and significant problem to solve.  With the help of the incredible VRoKC mentors, including Joel Stephens, Rohit Chaube and Ryan Manning, the students were able to present an immersive experience on the final day of presentations.

Students were able to solve many problems this semester using technology and we look forward to another awesome experience with new Technology Solutions students next school year.