Mississippi company helps students phone in assignments When Keni Steward pulls out his cell phone during class, he doesn’t worry about getting into trouble with his instructor. He’s more likely to get a reaction of, “Hey, cool. Let me see that.” Steward is one of 14 students in the department of computer science and engineering’s game design course, which allows students to get first-hand experience in the competitive smart-phone development industry through a partnership with Cellular South. “Our primary goal with the partnership was to foster education efforts related to the innovative and new Android platform,” explained Orien Watson, a representative for the Ridgeland-based company. He said the company originally approached the university because of Mississippi State’s history of being on the cutting-edge of technology. After learning of the game design class, he and the course’s instructors felt it was a natural fit. “As a game design course, we want our students to get exposure to actual game design platforms, and smartphones are a
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