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Neumont College of Computer Science was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2003, to fill the growing national demand for industry-ready technology professionals by offering bachelor’s degree in three years that immerses students in a rigorous, project-based curriculum. This blog serves as a platform to publish and share, news, reviews, and stories from Utah's best kept tech secret. 



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Neumont Capstone Projects: 3D Printed Fossils by Shane Rouleau

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Each quarter, students in Neumont College of Computer Science's Bachelor of Science degree programs present their Capstone Project to a panel of faculty and staff to show they're ready to take on Enterprise Projects their senior year. This month we're highlighting a few of the remarkable projects developed by students in the business technology operations management program (BSTM). 

Illinois-native Shane Rouleau saw an opportunity to apply technology to his paleontology hobby when he began his Capstone Project. Early on, Shane met with area museums to find ways technology could help them succeed. The North American Museum of Ancient Life had an opportunity: They had a fossil they wanted to test, but could not for fear of damaging the ancient bone. 

The original fossil Shane Rouleau turned into a 3D printed and testable object. 

The original fossil Shane Rouleau turned into a 3D printed and testable object. 

However, Shane quickly recognized a modern solution to this problem: 3D Printing. He set to work connecting the museum to a printer. At a meeting between the museum reps, Shane realized that project management was about connection. He had successfully helped a museum find the resources it needed to continue its paleontology work.

That doesn't mean the project was without its challenges. Shane struggled to find a museum that was willing to work with him. Although he's proud of what he accomplished for the North American Museum of Ancient Life, he wishes more museums had recognized the opportunity he was offering. 

He plans to continue to work with the museum printing additional fossils for continued testing. He is currently working with DealerSocket on an Enterprise Project as a project manager and programmer.