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Sacred Heart University has received a $25,000 grant from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for development of the engineering program the University launched last fall. The grant will help fund materials and parts for designing autonomous vehicles—such as microcontrollers, sensors and electronics—that will be used in the introductory engineering courses offered to freshmen.
Sacred Heart University’s game design program has been recognized as one of the top 25 on the East Coast. The ranking came from Animation Career Review, an online resource for people considering careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art and related fields.
Sacred Heart University engineering students are helping to perfect technology for Kinima Fit, a virtual fitness trainer, at SHU’s West Campus. Recently, a few rising sophomores were in the makerspace (an open lab where people explore, tinker and invent) with Renee Migdal, Kinima Fit’s co-founder. Surrounded by drones, LEGO creations and equations scrawled on white boards, students ducked behind computers and consulted with each other as one of their peers tested the fitness technology with exercise movements in front of a green screen.