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West Newton students took a field trip to Morehouse College

Morehouse professor Dr. Kinnis Gosha spoke with West Newton Elementary students on Jan. 21 about recent advancements in technology. Students also had the opportunity to create their own “virtual mentoring agents.” (Special photo)

Morehouse professor Dr. Kinnis Gosha spoke with West Newton Elementary students on Jan. 21 about recent advancements in technology. Students also had the opportunity to create their own “virtual mentoring agents.” (Special photo)

COVINGTON – After studying technology throughout the school year, West Newton Elementary School Quest and High Achiever students had the opportunity to experience the world of computer science at Morehouse College on Jan. 21.

Students were given a presentation by Dr. Kinnis Gosha, a third-year professor at Morehouse. Gosha shared some of the latest technology research and inventions, including Morehouse’s own “virtual mentoring agents.”

Designed to help students with their individual academic struggles or needs, these virtually created mentors are an example of how virtual humans are a helpful asset to modern society. After the presentation, West Newton students had the chance to make their own computerized agents.

Teacher KiTonya McCoy wanted her High Achiever students, who are in multiple grade levels, to be exposed to new opportunities and innovative technology fields that they may be interested in studying in the future, according to a press release from the Newton County School System.

West Newton Princiapl Dr. Takila Curry agreed that technology education is vital in today’s world.

“We live in a society where new advancements in technology are being invented every day,” said Curry in a released statement. “I appreciate enthusiastic teachers like KiTonya McCoy and Professor Gosha from Morehouse for creating this opportunity for our students to learn more about technology so that they may someday become future technology developers.”

In addition to teaching at Morehouse, Gosha operates his own web design site, www.goshatechnologies.com, according to his LinkedIn profile.