Undergraduates to Present Papers at International Conference

– Research experiences start early at Florida Tech. Five Florida Tech undergraduates will present their human-computer interaction class research papers at
the 12th International Conference on Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS). The conference will be held In Cocoa Beach, Fla. March 13-15 at
the Holiday Inn Oceanfront.

The presenters include Rockledge resident Desmond Greene, a 2002 graduate of Brevard Christian School in Melbourne. He will present “B.M.W. Usability Test”
for his team.

Other student presenters and papers are: Grant Griebel of Omaha, Neb., “Usability Testing in Gaming”; Esteban Juan Garacia IV of Hamilton, N.J., “eBay
usability”; Nadiege Destang of Barbados, “Virtual Model Usability Testing”; and Mfon Boyce, of Barbados, “Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Usability Study.”

Several Florida Tech faculty members will also present papers at the conference. One, Dr. Deborah Carstens, assistant professor of business, said, “We believe we differentiate ourselves at Florida Tech by encouraging undergraduate research and promoting it
early on.”

Non-presenting undergraduates who participated in the research are Alexi Rakowitsch, Evan Howe, Brandon Danals, Helal Abdullah Al-Kaabi, Brandon Schmitt,
Nikolas Avellenada, Rene Vargas, Puneet Bhatia and Nadine Holness.

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