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APSU team working on Mathematical Model to help University’s transition back to Campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As leaders at Austin Peay State University (APSU) work to define what classes will look like when students return to campus this fall, an APSU medical laboratory science professor and virologist is working with his colleagues to build a statistical model to help guide the way.

Clockwise from the left are Austin Peay State University's Drs. Perry Scanlan, Ramanjit Sahi and Vajira Manathunga, Mike Wilson and Dr. Andrew Luna. (APSU)

Clockwise from the left are Austin Peay State University’s Drs. Perry Scanlan, Ramanjit Sahi and Vajira Manathunga, Mike Wilson and Dr. Andrew Luna. (APSU)

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APSU led face shields project joined by International consulting firm Ankura

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center has been joined by Ankura, an expert services firm with an office in Nashville, in a statewide effort to produce face shields for frontline medical workers during the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis.

The Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers. (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University students step up to help GIS Center ‘help those who are protecting us’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Tennessee Governor Bill Lee last month asked colleges and universities if they could help make protective equipment for health care workers, Austin Peay State University (APSU) students answered the call. 

Elijah Henderson tests a mask at the Austin Peay State University GIS Center. (APSU)

Elijah Henderson tests a mask at the Austin Peay State University GIS Center. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University GIS Center hopes to produce 3D-printed Respiratory Face Masks in addition to Face Shields

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – While still leading a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers battling the spread of coronavirus in Tennessee, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center has taken on another potentially life-saving project. 

Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center is designing prototype face mask respirators for frontline medical workers. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center is designing prototype face mask respirators for frontline medical workers. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads statewide effort to produce face shields to combat Coronavirus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center is leading a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers battling the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee.

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

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APSU GIS Center student creates 3D-printed tactile campus map for students with low, no vision

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The genesis of the idea formed when NASA brought a tactile guide to the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus during the run-up to the 2017 solar eclipse.

Buildings are raised, flat and marked with braille lettering. Lawns are lowered and flat. Roads and parking lots are noted by raised plus signs. Sidewalks – not normally included on maps – are the most pronounced feature; they’re raised, narrow and easy to trace. (APSU)

Buildings are raised, flat and marked with braille lettering. Lawns are lowered and flat. Roads and parking lots are noted by raised plus signs. Sidewalks – not normally included on maps – are the most pronounced feature; they’re raised, narrow and easy to trace. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University GIS student Bryndon Rhoton’s road closure map unveiled on Clarksville’s new website

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the City of Clarksville launched its new website on April 8th, 2019 that day’s news release lauded “a fresh, easy-to-navigate and more powerful website that will enhance the city’s ability to engage and serve its citizens.” Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center helped create one of the engaging elements that lives on the city’s new homepage – an interactive map that continuously updates with road maintenance and closure information.

Bryndon Rhoton, a computer information systems junior at Austin Peay State University, designed the road closure map on the City of Clarksville's website.

Bryndon Rhoton, a computer information systems junior at Austin Peay State University, designed the road closure map on the City of Clarksville’s website.

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Austin Peay State University now has Live Pick Up location information on the Peay Mobile 4.0 App

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anyone with a smartphone or internet-connected device can now get real time information about Austin Peay State University’s Peay Pick Up trolley system through the University’s Peay Mobile 4.0 app.

Developed by APSU students, the new feature can show the trolley’s location around the University campus, with the position updated every 15 seconds. The feature is accessible in APSU’s new Peay Mobile 4.0 app, which was redesigned in June.

AP Mobile 4.0 is free and can be downloaded by visiting www.apsu.edu/mobile

Peay Mobile 4.0

Peay Mobile 4.0

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Nashville Sounds beat Tucson Padres 10-6 for Sixth Win in a Row

 

Nashville’s Hot Bats Crank 16 Hits including Three Home Runs

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds extended their season-best winning streak to six games with a 10-6 victory over the Tucson Padres in front of 8,731 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.

The series opener victory on Star Wars Night featured 16 hits by the Sounds (44-71), including one by every member of the starting lineup. Red-hot hitters Robinzon Diaz and Eugenio Velez each went 3-for-4 to pace Nashville, which posted a double-digit run total for the sixth time this season. Blake Lalli, Josh Prince, and Hainley Statia also contributed multi-hit efforts.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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APSU Students conduct research on different GPS devices accuracy for field purposes

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Late last year, a group of Austin Peay State University geosciences students hiked through the woods in rural North Carolina, conducting field research.

They were looking for unusual rock outcroppings, and after each discovery, the students painstakingly scribbled down the longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates of the rocks into their notebooks.

That is, except for APSU student Maurice Testa. He simply pulled out his smart phone and quickly went to work.

APSU students James Martin, Maurice Testa and Eric Whitaker stand before their poster at the Geological Society of America meeting.

APSU students James Martin, Maurice Testa and Eric Whitaker stand before their poster at the Geological Society of America meeting.

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