International Honors for Medialogy Students from Aalborg University Esbjerg · 27. July 2012
It’s a long way from Denmark to Brisbane, Australia, but five Medialogy students from Aalborg University Esbjerg probably think the trip to Australia was worth the trouble.
The purpose of the trip was to participate in the CDIO Conference, and Nanna Borum, Line Gad Christiansen, Kasper Kristensen, Jacob Nghia Trung Lam and Raimond Wolfgang Axel Erken did such a good project under the supervision of Eva Pettersson that they won the prestigious CDIO trophy.
The conference is for future engineers, and the five talented sixth semester Medialogy students did a project entitled "The Effect of Mirroring in Virtual Environments (VE) on Children with Disabilities."
The project gave children the opportunity to play and interact in a virtual environment, while they could see themselves in mirrors. The project showed that children's concentration was improved, they interacted better with each other, and they got greater pleasure out of the virtual environment. The overall goal of the project is to increase the quality of life of the target group.
Besides the distinguished title, the students got to take home a large trophy that will adorn the corridors at Aalborg University Esbjerg next year.
Aalborg University was also represented at CDIO by a group of 10th semester students from the Department of Energy Technology, namely, Jacob Holmer Sehested, Kristine Husballe Munk and Carolina Carmo, and their supervisor, Morten Boje Blarke.
The Faculty of Engineering and Science has been a member of the CDIO network since 2011, an innovative educational network in the engineering profession. CDIO stands for "Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate," which is a concept for the development and quality assurance of engineering education.