KGO Radio, KTVU-TV, Patch Cover New Mobile Wildlife App SMC Students Developed for Wildlife Museum
KGO News spoke with Saint Mary's School of Science Professor Steve Bachofer about the preview of "LWM Encounters," a new free iPhone app for the Lindsay Wildlife Museum that allows Bay Area residents to learn about local wildlife and share wildlife photos and experiences via social media. The mobile app was made possible through a partnership between Saint Mary's and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and was funded through a grant from the Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities and its Informal Science Education (SENCER-ISE) initiative, which aims to make science accessible to the public.
"LWM Encounters" was developed by five Saint Mary's students, seniors Marcos Avalos '14, Elliott Battle '14 and Anthony Braddick '14 and juniors Kathy Duran '15 and John Spalluzzi '15. The group, which was directed by Mathematics and Computer Science Professor Weiwei Pan, worked on the project for almost a year and was very pleased and enthusiastic about how the app turned out. A brief video about their efforts can be seen online.