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					 Use of Microsoft Visual Studio
Express Edition and DirectX SDK
  to Simulate Movements of a
Colony of Penguins that must be
 Tagged for a Scientific Mission
           Education
       Spencer Weeks-Jamieson
           Terrance Mason
           Sandy Harrison
            Jasmin Rivers
                 Overview
•   Abstract
•   Motivation
•   Project
•   Artica
•   Accomplishments
•   Software
•   Before
•   After
•   Team
•   Acknowledgements
                      Abstract
Students begin to take a general interest into becoming scientists or
engineers at the middle school level. It is imperative that we target them at
this point in their lives to direct them toward the science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The dilemma is how to get
young scholars interested into STEM? Our proposed tool is an educational
video game. A vast number of young students tend to play video games
everyday after school. We can involve education and fun by combining
both into one game.

The objective of this research project is to enhance an existing video game
that not only pertains to entertainment, but to also be informative. The
purpose is to educate young students on the Polar Regions including
challenges that scientists face. In developing this game, the team is
specifying, designing, implementing, and testing the software. Some of the
programs that the team has applied are C++, VC++ Express 2005 Edition
compiler, and Microsoft Platform SDK (Software Development Kit).
Conducting research and enhancing this game has nourished us into fluent
programmers and software engineers while providing an educational
resource to students.
             Motivation


• Purpose
• Benefits
               Project


• Contributions
• Penguin Behavior
• Tools
Software
      Installation of VC++ 2005
Step1: Install Visual C++ Express

Step2: Install the service pack for
Visual C++ Express

Step 3: Install the Microsoft Platform
SDK

Step 4: Update the Visual C++
directories in the Projects and
Solutions section in the Options dialog
box

Step 5: Update the
corewin_exprss.vsprops file.

Step 6: Generate and build a Win32
application to test your paths.
                Artica


• Description
          Accomplishments


• Modifications
• Biological Inspirations
• Testing
Before
After
Code
       Acknowledgements
Team Artica would like to thank the entire
URE summer program including its
participants for the encouragement and
support needed to complete this research
project. Special thanks is given to our
mentors, Dr. Agah and Mr. Majithia, for
motivating us each and every day, and to
Dr. Linda Hayden for the inspiration to go
beyond mediocrity.
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