Bringing history to life

Unlikely UCI trio designs educational computer game that immerses players in 19th-century Ghana

UCI interactive game a hit at IndieCade festival

“Magia Transformo: The Dance of Transformation,” a game created by a team led by Josh Tanenbaum, UCI assistant professor of informatics, debuted in early October at the prestigious IndieCade festival in Los Angeles. Selected from more than 1,000 entries to be one of just over 100 titles to be demonstrated at the event, the mixed-reality […]

Conference Targets Digital Citizenship for Young People

EVENT: Civic engagement in a networked world will be the featured discussion at the 8th annual Digital Media & Learning Conference. WHEN/WHERE: All day, Oct. 4-6, UCI Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: http://bit.ly/2cqfB8r) INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Mimi Ko Cruz at 949-824-4587, mcruz@hri.uci.edu, or Brian Bell, 949-565-5533, bpbell@uci.edu. Attendance and […]

UCI part of NSF-funded study of big data ethics

From mobile phone applications to website search engines, wearable technology to social platforms, consumer data has become highly obtainable and trackable. The result is an ethically questionable free-for-all in research and marketing, but consumers aren’t the only ones concerned about how their personal information is being collected and utilized. UCI is one of six institutions […]

Microsemi gives UCI $1.5 million to create chair in electrical engineering

Endowment will help ensure that graduates’ skills match industry needs

Digital do-gooders

Informatics new hires plan to take beneficial gaming to the next level

Transformative $30 million gift from Samuelis to fund convergent science building

New UCI facility will fuel major multidisciplinary research and innovation

A passion for education

ICS alum teaches STEM skills to students and educators at the Tiger Woods Foundation’s learning center

New ICS dean hopes to spur spirit of discovery

Marios Papaefthymiou also seeks to strengthen school’s central role on campus

AAU grant will help improve STEM education

UCI is one of 12 member universities active in the Association of American Universities‘ STEM Education Network chosen to receive up to $50,000 along with UCI matching funds to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The network is an outgrowth of the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, launched […]