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App Development Lab Info Session

Mobile Phone with ApplicationsThe Opus College of Engineering has an exciting new opportunity for students who are interested in developing mobile applications. Still in the planning stages, we are looking for self-motivated students interested in learning how to develop mobile applications primarily for iOS devices but possibly Android as well. Even if you have no experience programming, if you are interested in learning and participating, please come to our information meeting Friday, April 8 at 3 pm in Engineering Hall 236.

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Qualtrics Survey Software Available

Marquette University has enterprise online survey software available to allow the campus community to easily create and distribute online surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports. Use of the software is free and available to all faculty, staff and students at Marquette University.  The software is powered by Qualtrics, a nationally-respected survey instrument software company.

To login and get started, please visit:

Online training is available at:

Marquette University Survey Policy

Marquette University has a policy for conducting online surveys that helps minimize the occurrence of survey fatigue, improve the integrity of Marquette data and communication, reduce oversampling Marquette students, employees and alumni and increase survey response rates. The Online Survey Review Group at Marquette reviews and schedules online surveys conducted with Marquette students, employees, or alumni in accordance with UPP-1-22: the Online Survey Policy.

Policy Exceptions

Surveys with 100 or more total Marquette students, employees, or alumni as participants must be approved in advance, unless they meet one of the following exceptions:

  • Surveys/evaluations sent only to persons who have used a given service or office or attended a specific program/event AND for which the author already has the email contact AND for which no invitations are sent to non-users or non-participants
  • Institutional elections (e.g. MUSG, University Academic Senate)
  • Academic research conducted by faculty or students and online surveys conducted by students as part of an official course assignment are subject to the policy ONLY if the projects involve soliciting 100 or more Marquette students, employees, or alumni as participants.

For more information about this policy, please visit:

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Demo

We have a demo unit of the first convertible mobile workstation released in the US – the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga. If anyone is thinking about purchasing a new laptop this year, and would like to look at the P40 Yoga, please let me know and we can schedule time to look at it.

Thank you,

Matt Derosier
Computer Systems Engineer
Marquette University – Opus College of Engineering Technology Services
Phone: 414-288-1555

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Swivl Lecture Capture

Faculty interested in low-cost lecture capture or flipping the classroom may check out a new product called Swivl. Swivl is a robotic device that turns a smartphone or tablet into a complete video solution for lecture capture. The purpose of Swivl is to follow an instructor as he or she gives a lecture–it scans a room at command and stops to focus where it is needed.  It will automatically track you as you deliver a presentation and then upload the video to their cloud.  You may also export the content to D2L, YouTube and/or other video sources.  The software allows video within PowerPoint so your lecture will be synchronized with the slides. Contact the COE Tech office for more information or to reserve use in your classroom.

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Free ANSYS Student Software

ANSYS recently announced a free version of ANSYS Student.  ANSYS Student is an introductory software package for engineering students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to state of the art ANSYS Workbench simulation workflow, pre-processing, post-processing and solver products.

The renewable six-month product license is free and can be downloaded and used by students anywhere in the world. It provides access to versions of ANSYS® Mechanical™, ANSYS® CFD™, ANSYS® Autodyn®, ANSYS® Workbench™, ANSYS® DesignModeler™ and ANSYS® DesignXplorer™ that are limited only in the size of the problems that can be solved. The product can be installed on any supported MS Windows 64-bit machine. The ANSYS Student license is for personal educational purposes. The analysis work performed with ANSYS Student must be non-proprietary, and the product may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial work.

Additional product information and limitations:

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VMWare and Microsoft Software Available to Engineering Faculty and Students

The Opus College of Engineering purchased a college-wide VMWare Academic subscription enabling all engineering faculty and students access to a wide-variety of VMWare products and training materials at no charge.  This is similar to our Microsoft Dreamspark (formerly MSDN) subscription for Microsoft development tools, client/server operating systems, and software.  The software is limited to academic instructional, non-commercial (not-for-profit) research and personal uses and may be installed on Marquette and personal computers.  Software packages and associated licenses available through our online web store include the following:

  • Microsoft DreamSpark (formerly MSDN Academic Alliance)
    • Windows Desktop and Server Operating Systems
    • Visual Studio Programming Suites
    • Microsoft Project, Visio, Expression
    • SQL and Exchange Servers
    • Virtual PC Software
  • VMWare Academic Software
    • VMware Workstation (PC)
    • VMware Fusion (Mac)
    • VMware eLearning training materials
    • VMware vCloud  Suite Standard
    • VMware vSphere Enterprise
    • VMware vCenter Server Standard
    • VMware vCloud Director

To sign up for an account and access the online software, please visit: