Robots fly at Rowan University: School hosts annual science and technology symposium

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Close to 100 teams of Rowan University students and professors will present research conducted throughout the academic year at the University’s 15th Annual STEM Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 20, in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center, Rt. 322, Glassboro.
Close to 100 teams of Rowan University students and professors will present research conducted throughout the academic year at the University’s 15th Annual STEM Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 20, in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

The STEM conference recognizes the year’s work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related fields.

The schedule is:

Session I: 9 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Session II: 11:15 a.m.–1 p.m.
Session III: 1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Presentations include such topics as robotics (including flying robots), Alzheimer’s detection, infection prevention, contamination of New Jersey watersheds, biomedical research, casino-style blackjack game using Java and the creation of the Museum of Anthropology at Rowan University. (The flying robots: Students and Computer Science Professor Dr. Jennifer Kay have programmed a "quadcopter" robot {originally made for a video game} to follow their commands. Using dLife Java software libraries, the group is able to control the robot to recognize what look like QR codes – called April Tags — to manipulate the robot, whose built-in camera reads the Tags and responds.)

The STEM symposium represents an overview of the research conducted in several colleges on campus and is the capstone for projects explored during the entire academic year. Rowan’s research expenditures in 2011 alone totaled more than $7 million.

STEM is sponsored in part by South Jersey Industries, Folsom, the Rowan University Society of Women Engineers and the Rowan University Pre-Health Society.

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