Several of Kate Schafer’s ecology students are developing an interactive kiosk for the aquarium located inside the Nichols Hall atrium. The kiosk will consist of an iPad displaying a Web page with information on the aquarium’s various inhabitants.
The idea came about when the students were assigned a class project to identify fish. “Everyone got pretty into it, and we figured that it would be much better and it would be a good use of our time this semester,” said Akshay Tangutur, grade 12, who is helping program the website. Also on the team are Web developer Frederic Enea, Simrun Bhagat, who is assisting with graphic design, and photographer Gerilyn Olsen, who took the photos of the fish that appear on the kiosk. All students on the team are in grade 12.
When finished, the kiosk will display a photo and contain various information about the life in the aquarium, such as the species, ecology, behavior and where in the world they can be found. It is expected to be completed in March.