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University Libraries partnered with NASA and the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research to launch the Micro-Credentialing Program at Alkek One.
The program will provide a new resume booster for students and faculty at no cost. The Texas State community can earn micro-credentials or digital badges in five STEM areas: 3D modeling, design and fabrication, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), video and audio editing, and the Unity Realtime Development Platform.
These micro-credentials are used as recognition of technological competencies and knowledge of digital tools for any portfolio or resume.
In the Blender 3D Bootcamp, individuals can learn about 3D modeling, rigging, and animation at a beginning level using Blender over four days. Along with that, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio will be working with scientists to create images, animations, and visualizations to help the community form a better understanding of earth and space sciences.
Similarly, the Design to Fabrication program is about teaching the basics of design and the fabrication process of a 3D object in the Alkek MakersSpace. This course consists of four classes that will lead to a NASA-sponsored micro-credential badge.
To learn about GIS, there is a five-session workshop to learn how to use the ArcGIS Pro software, which is the world’s most popular software for GIS data. All five sessions are required to earn a NASA-sponsored micro-credential badge.
Intro to Video and Audio Editing is a five-day workshop to learn how to edit video and audio using Adobe Premiere Rush and Adobe Premiere Pro. Individuals will receive a micro-credential badge for attending the first four sessions.
Lastly, the Unity XR Development workshop consists of seven sessions that teach how to create desktop and mobile applications, which are made for virtual reality, augmented reality, and console applications. Completing all seven sessions will result in a NASA-sponsored digital badge.
For more information, visit https://www.library.txst.edu/services/technology/micro-credentialing-program.html.
Written by: Jordan Young