NEW YORK – The National Science Foundation awarded Pace University $150,000 to support enhanced Internet technologies, “High Performance Network Connections for Science and Engineering Research: Internet 2 at Pace University.” Internet 2 is a new national high performance network initially intended for research, but with transformative potential for developing new ways of delivering and structuring teaching and learning through technology.
Pace University’s initial Internet 2 project will be a course on the Middle Ages taught via the Internet in collaboration with Western Michigan University. Research is also underway for two projects at the School of Computer Science & Information Systems (CSIS), Collaborative Immersive Visualization and Common Wall: A Shared Collaborative Space. Future research projects under the grant also include: pervasive computing, virtual video conferencing, and enhanced student services for asynchronous distance learning.
“As a University with a School of Computer Science & Information Systems, Pace is uniquely positioned to contribute to further develop Internet 2 technologies and to facilitate transfer of these technologies to government industry and community,” said Dean Susan M. Merritt, dean of CSIS, “while at the same time enhancing the quality and availability of higher education for all of our students.”
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.