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Welcome to our experiential project hub! Here, College of Professional Studies students share their experiential and research solutions for a rapidly growing network of organizational partners.
How can generative AI help diverse small businesses learn about the procurement process in higher education? Why design a chatbot for this purpose? Currently, many diverse small businesses have no idea what’s involved in selling goods and services to colleges and universities. Designing a chatbot has multiple components. The team learned that building the components of the system is one thing, but connecting them into an operational prototype is quite a different challenge.
The challenge was to design written contracts for carpenters for a small, but growing home construction company in British Columbia. Previously the carpenters worked on the basis of verbal agreements. An additional challenge was the company’s lack of a human resources expertise.
The student team assisted a Massachusetts-based travel tech startup to develop an app for both Android and iOS platforms to generate personalized experiences for users. The team developed the app from scratch and made further visual and user interface refinements on the front-end using a React framework. Students employed knowledge from full-stack app development with an AWS deployment environment.
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Social media has emerged as a critical communication channel for global public opinion. As part of an interdisciplinary Diplomacy Lab project, this Corporate and Organizational Communication student team analyzed how social media influences perceptions of hate crime. The goal was to help the U.S. State Department monitor the impact of these perceptions on foreign policy.
James Harris explored the relationship of international trade between partner countries based on product type, trade value, and year using data from the Harvard Atlas of Economic Complexity.
The dashboards created from the data sets seek to display the past relationships between countries in regards to trade values and use these trends in conjunction with Complexity Indexes to determine potential future increases or decreases by product type and partner.
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