Archive for ‘Technology’

Asa Kusuma (’12) | Information Technology & Computing

by   |  05.18.12  |  Technology

Computer science major
(Annandale, Virginia)

Asa Kusuma has always been interested in computer science. His father, an information technology manager, taught him how to use HTML at the age of 11. In elementary school, his project for the science fair was about information management. His high school, a magnet school that focuses on science and technology, offered computer science courses for each grade level. Asa took one every year.

Since he had attended one of the top high schools in the nation, Asa had plenty of options when it came to choosing a college. He had visited ACU in high school and liked the feel of the campus. He also wanted to experience something new and different.

“I like seeing new things, trying new things,” he said. Abilene was certainly a change from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The biggest surprise about ACU was that “it’s really windy all the time,” he joked. More »

Darrien Grays (’09) | Information Technology

by   |  12.12.11  |  Technology

Darrien GraysInformation technology major
(Cedar Hill, Texas)

Darrien Grays chose to study information technology at ACU because of the university’s reputation for being at the forefront of emergent technologies. What he found as a student was much more: a tight-knit community of professors and students – and relationships he expects to last a lifetime. More »

Jason Huang (’12) | Information Systems, Finance

by   |  01.20.11  |  Business, Technology

Jason Huang ('12)

Information Systems and Finance major
(Hong Kong, China)

Jason Huang came to Abilene from Hong Kong 3 1/2 years ago as an international student. Almost immediately he began to see ACU’s influence in the city and community.

The host family he lived with for two years was headed by two ACU professors, Ted and Ellen Presley. Jason enrolled at Abilene Christian High School. He attended University Church of Christ, which sits on the street corner across from ACU and whose congregation includes many ACU professors, faculty and students. Many of his friends at church went to ACU and talked about what was happening on campus. Jason liked the university and the town, and decided to stay.

“It’s a great environment,” he said. “This is the place where I want to grow.”

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Brittany Kight (’11) | Information Technology

by   |  01.20.11  |  Technology

Brittany Kight ('11)

Information Technology major
(Corpus Christi, Texas)

“The research I am working on has given me the opportunity to learn about how to program iPhone applications that I would not have been able to learn at another university.”

Some freshmen arriving for Welcome Week this fall could be playing an Augmented Reality Game on their iPhones developed by students in ACU’s School of Information Technology and Computing.

The game is designed to help freshmen interact better with each other during that crucial first week of college, said sophomore Brittany Kight, one of two students working on the project. It will encourage freshmen to get out of their shells and meet new friends, she explained.

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