Sparks fly and smoke rises as the torch of a CNC plasma cutter passes over a large sheet of steel. The cutter, which moves at a rate of 155 inches per minute and is hot enough to melt 1/8-inch thick metal, quickly reveals a shape — in this case, a football, stitches and all.
The University of Lynchburg is partnering with various public and private organizations for an online global hackathon from Dec. 3-6.
Dr. Will Briggs, an associate professor of computer science, has published his coding textbook titled “C++ for Lazy Programmers: Quick, Easy, and Fun C++ for Beginners.” Briggs finished the textbook while he was on sabbatical from the University of Lynchburg last fall. “I wrote this book because I wasn’t happy with any of the introductory […]
Thirty years ago, Francessca Spencer Vasquez ’00 went to watch the Berlin Wall come down. She lived in West Germany at the time, where her father was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Growing up in a divided country, she saw the powerful impact of physical and ideological barriers. While the West was advanced and […]
Dr. Thomas Nicely, a retired Lynchburg professor who famously discovered a Pentium computer chip error and invented a popular football board game, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained in a recent car accident. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, in Snidow Chapel at the […]
The statistics are hard to ignore. “Statistician” is among the fastest growing occupations in the country — with a projected growth of 33 percent over the next decade — and the job commands a significant salary, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Meanwhile, University of Lynchburg students have been expressing an increased interest in […]
Six University of Lynchburg students recently took first prize at a technology development contest, earning more than $10,000 in prizes. They competed against teams from six larger schools schools, including Virginia Tech and James Madison University, in the third annual Caring for the Caregiver Hack November 3 – 5. Sponsored by Virginia Navigator and the […]
Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott, a 1994 graduate of Lynchburg College, will attend Homecoming 2017 to receive an award from the Lynchburg College Alumni Association and help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Westover Honors Program.
Inspired by her “technologically savvy” family, Emma Elliot, a senior computer science major, spent the last six months creating a unique virtual reality video game for her senior project. She was initially attracted to the idea of creating a video game of her own while in Lynchburg’s Game Programming class. “In the second semester of […]
Several Lynchburg College students will compete in an Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search on Thursday in hopes of winning seed money for a healthcare app. When they started developing the app at a recent event, they were invited to pitch the idea again.