Students key to Iowa State University’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival exhibit

AMES, Iowa — Seven Iowa State University students played essential roles in the creation of Iowa State’s exhibit for the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, June 27-July 1 and July 4-8, in Washington, D.C.

The students helped refine the exhibit concept, build the model, research the hardware, program the games, design the custom control system, write the software, build the web browser and much more.

“They made it actually work,” said Arthur Croyle, associate professor of integrated studio arts and one of the exhibit designers. “We really couldn’t have done it without them. We had the idea and concept, but they actually made it work.”

The students are Amy Edmondson, Ames, senior, industrial design; Chris Van Oort, Spirit Lake, senior, software engineering; Kyle Brumm, Cedar Rapids, junior, software engineering; Michael Ore, Cedar Falls, senior, computer engineering; Christopher Waters, Cedar Rapids, senior, software engineering; Qian Zhang, Burr Ridge, Ill., sophomore, computer science; and Adam Carver, Grimes, senior, advertising.

For more information about the students’ involvement, read the full article from ISU News Service.