A few words about the courses I teach.

Dr. Kenyon co-developed the very popular Virtual Reality [CS 528] with T. Defanti. In the early 1990s Dr. Defanti made a major contribution to VR with the invention of the CAVE. This emerging field of Virtual Reality continued to be pushed forward by the work of EVL. Dr. Kenyon with a long history of computer graphics and flight simulator teaching experience collaborated with Dr. Defanti [Director of EVL] to develop this course so that students at UIC could stay abreast of this ever changing field of research and development. This course was one of the first courses in the country that dealt with this subject matter. The addition of this course now provides our students with tools they need to be attractive to a number of prestigious companies that deal with gaming and animation.

Dr. Kenyon has engaged undergraduate students in his research throughout his tenure at UIC. This is a demonstration of his philosophy that we need to attract and train our next generation of scientist early in their education. By exposing these energetic undergraduates to the excitement of discovery we will be able to show them the great satisfaction that can come from research and teaching. In keeping with this philosophy, Dr. Kenyon has obtained funds from NSF to support undergraduate students and has guided a multitude of undergraduates through the process of discovery. Some of these students have appeared as co-authors on his publications.

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