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Interactive program previews available

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 13 - November 16, 1995

Developers of an interactive program designed to be shown regionally are seeking input about what Virginia Tech services and resources should be included in the presentation. Faculty and staff members are invited to view and make suggestions about the program.

The program, designed to stimulate interest about Virginia Tech and to provide information about possibilities for businesses to pursue partnerships with the university, will be presented to Chambers of Commerce, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, and businesses and industries.

The interactive presentation is "constantly changed based on feedback," according to Harold Kurstedt, professor of industrial and systems engineering, and special assistant to the provost for continuing education and the Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement. During each presentation, audience members use hand-held wireless keypads to select responses to questions. After each question is answered, audience responses are displayed on the screen as bar graphs. The presenter then provides more detailed information about the responses that received the most votes, focusing on resources available at Virginia Tech to help solve specific problems.

The presentation team includes Kurstedt, Eugene Gardner, Ted Settle, Mike Stone, Peter Kipp, and two employees of Doubletree, which operates the Hotel Roanoke. They will travel in a radius of about 300 miles around the university.

To arrange to view the presentation, call

Yvette Grant at 1-3540, or e-mail Granty@vt.edu.