A Gamified Course Visualization, Organization, and Assessment System; On the Distribution of Political and Electrical Power: Lessons to be Learned from China, Lessons to be Applied to Charlottesville

Patterson, James, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Ibrahim, Ahmed, University of Virginia
Ku, Tsai-Hsuan, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

The technical thesis relates to the ability of a professor to fine-tune their course to a growing
number of Computer Science students not only at the University of Virginia, but through a
platform which may be applied across universities. A group of students and researchers
investigated not only the potential capabilities of this system, but also the ins and outs of
developing this system based on the work of previous semesters’ groups. In total, this report
outlines the facets in which the team struggled, the things they learned, and the new abilities of
this pedagogical system.

The STS thesis investigates the cultural differences between the United States and China through
an investigation of the energy consumption and conservation activities in two cities:
Charlottesville, Virginia and Hangzhou, Zheijiang. Through interviews, expert analyses, town
hall meetings, and a survey of local media, distinctions may be drawn between the cultures
within the United States and China, outlining where and how different cultures view the
compromise between personal freedom and collective empowerment.

The technical and STS theses are not related.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Energy, Power, Teaching, Student, Professor

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Technical Advisor: Ahmed Ibrahim
STS Advisor: Tsai-Hsuan Ku
Technical Team Members: Connor Anderson, Jack Herd, Alex Nguyen, Taylor Nelson, Ryan Kann, Andrew Abraham, Corey Lando

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