For the first time, two MxCC students have been accepted into the Life Support and Sustainable Living (LSSL) Program. The two students, Florian Orleanu, information systems major, and Gabriel Geist, general studies major, were among 35 students that were selected from over 60 applicants state-wide.
Orleanu and Geist attended the Winter Intersession for the LSSL program at University of Hartford from January 2 to January 18, and will be working on their project through the spring semester. Their project is focused on developing a modern system of delivering directional information to the visually impaired using QR (Quick Reader) Codes and smartphone applications. They will be working with students from Tunxis Community College and University of New Haven.
“It’s very exciting to see MxCC students work with professionals and fellow students from other institutions in Connecticut,” said Dr. Lin Lin, instructor of information systems and computer programming, who advised and recommended the two students for the program. “The program offers a great opportunity for them to learn and explore what they couldn’t do in a classroom-setting. This will enable the students to apply what they’ve learned to ultimately benefit society.”
The Life Support and Sustainable Living Program (http://www.ccot-lifesupport.org) is a hands-on engineering and technology program where students from the partnering institutions of Connecticut College of Technology work together on real world projects.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.