LHU to host 3D animation graphics workshops

LOCK HAVEN-The Lock Haven University Business and Computer Science Department will conduct a workshop on 3D animation and graphics this summer.

The workshop is designed specifically for middle school students with the objective of exposing them to applications development at an early age, and to promote Computer Science as a career choice for local area youth.

Students will learn concepts of “Graphics and Game development” at the UNIX lab maintained and operated by the Computer Science department during this five-day workshop starts on June 24 .

The workshops begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. each day in Akeley Hall, Room 203, with lunch provided. The morning session runs for three hours, afternoon session runs for two hours. All participants will be chaperoned to and from class.

Using software that is available at the lab, students will create animations of revolving planets and spinning moons, monster heads, and learn concepts of texturing and shading. These are skills essential for designing video games. Kenton Goodling and Katie Kutz, both students in Computer Science, will assist Dr. Krish Pillai with teaching the students.

The Business and Computer Science Department plans to include more schools and offer follow-up workshops in graphics over the summer. The department actively works with local area schools to promote computer science and technical education in the community, giving aspiring students an opportunity to get a high-quality Computer Science degree, and possibly start a thriving business right here in Lock Haven.

More information is available at penguin.lhup.edu/vgag and you may also write to Dr. Krish Pillai (kpillai@lhup.edu) if you have specific questions or if your child has special needs. The application form and directions can be found at the aforementioned web site.