Published on January 15, 2020 by Sean Flynt
Computer science students test a new VR project
Samford’s computer science major takes students to the forefront of a technological revolution that has dramatically changed the face of modern society. Faculty, students and alumni seek ways to represent, process and produce knowledge for every discipline imaginable.
When computer science professor Greg Kawell secured a grant to purchase four new virtual reality units, he asked the Samford community for project ideas. The response was overwhelming, and Kawell’s computer science students worked across disciplines to develop VR projects throughout the university. They combined technical skills with marketable, client-focused experience, and learned to work in the diverse teams of developers they’ll encounter as professionals. Watch them work!
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.