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Prometheon Technology Club gives Minecraft tutorial

Prometheon Technology Club gives Minecraft tutorial

Published: May 9, 2013.


Josh Brauer offers a presentation on advanced
Minecraft construction.

Josh Brauer, a senior Lewis University computer science major and an officer in the Prometheon Technology Club, gave an engaging presentation on advanced Minecraft construction.

The Plainfield resident demonstrated a level he built that contained multiple complicated structures.

“One feature of his level was a room that included implementations of AND, OR, NOT, and XOR gates, demonstrating how rich a programming environment Minecraft can be. It is an example of how great software can be entertaining, educational, and a way to inspire and express creativity,” commented Dr. Ray Klump, chair and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics.

The Prometheon Technology Club is a student organization at Lewis University that was founded in 2005 by a group of Computer Science students. It a group open to all majors, who are interested in computers, video games, and other forms of electronic technology. Now in its eighth year, Prometheon continues to involve students in activities that foster their interest in technology.

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as minors in Computer Science and in Cyber Security Science. It also co-manages a Master of Science in Information Security, which includes an innovative fast-track program that enables students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. In addition to receiving personal attention from experienced faculty and learning in an attractive and modern facility, Computer Science students receive plenty of real-world experience, working on service projects for non-profits and taking advantage of numerous internship opportunities. Students acquire both the technical skills and the team-oriented problem-solving strategies necessary for a successful career, through a cutting-edge curriculum and integrated learning opportunities.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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