Argie Nichols

Argie Nichols

College of Applied Science and Technology Professor

 

Dr. Argie Nell Nichols, a professor in the College of Applied Science and Technology, joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in January 1994. In addition to her Computer Graphic Technology and animation teaching, CGT/APRO/ITA department head duties and director of the BSAT program, Dr. Nichols served as the faculty senate chair and the coordinator for the ATMAE accreditation self-study.

 

She has published journal articles on research topics of Virtual Reality in the Classroom, Distance Education and Applied Animation.  Nichols has made several national and international conference presentations on distance education and applied technology. Recently, she accompanied a group of students on a cultural immersion trip to Peru where leading-edge technology was used to map a Peruvian archeological burial site. 3D maps and animations of the ancient site were produced by her students and are currently displayed in Lima, Peru, at Huaca Pucllana.

 

Nichols received her Ed.D. in adult education with an emphasis in administrative leadership from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Central Arkansas and Oklahoma State University. In addition, Nichols worked in public schools for 13 years before moving to the university level.

 

She has been associated with the Association of Technology, Manufacturing, and Applied Engineering (formally NAIT) since 1994. She has served in several leadership roles for the organization with the most recent position as the CCTI representative on the Executive Board. Dr. Nichols continues her association with ATMAE by serving as a site visiting team member/chair for accreditation visits.

 

Topics

 

Digital Animation

You'll think you've been transported to Hollywood when you see this brand new two-minute demo of the special effects created by digital design students at UAFS. The examples of what's taking place in this dynamic new field are sure to impress you. And it was all done on the UAFS campus by bright, talented students! If available, one of those students will come along and share the student viewpoint of this innovative program.

 

GIS and Computer Mapping

What is GIS? How is it being used in county government and property boundary mapping? Where can we expect this to go in the future? All these questions and more will be answered in this informative presentation.

 

What Is CGT and How Can We Use It?

Changes are constantly being made to the graphics software used in the Computer Graphic Technology at UAFS, and the university is keeping the area on the leading edge of this technology. Computer Graphic Technology touches our lives in many ways and issued in more areas than you would ever imagine. Let us introduce you to the new way of graphics. Hear the latest in this frequently changing field.