Metro Student accepted to 2015 MnSCU State Undergraduate Scholars Conference

Watermark-MUSCMetropolitan State computer science student Jackson Kisling has been invited to the MnSCU Undergraduate Scholar Conference. The conference is an opportunity for students to present their research, scholarly and creative projects and promotes MnSCU universities as leaders of undergraduate research.

Kisling’s project, “RPG Grid Brawl: A Study of Artificial Intelligence Using a Board Game,” is a fusion of fantasy role-playing games from the 1980s and the three-dimensional chess game from Star Trek. The project is being presented as a board game with accompanying software, and Kisling plans to create a playable web application of the game later this year.

Kisling is one of five Metropolitan State students presenting work at the conference. Projects being presented include “Music in the Workplace” by Kira Perez, “Sex-selective abortion, eugenics and embodied citizenship in post-independence India” by Linda McBrayer, “A Look at the Kent State Incident through Event, Experience and Myth” by Jeremy Baert, and “MN Child Welfare Considerations for African American Families” by Tossia Brown.

The conference is Monday, April 13 at Winona State University. For more information, visit the American Undergraduate Scholars web page.