I am pleased to be writing from the USITT conference site where seven design and technology students will be reporting on technological advances for the stage.  We will be looking at how these advancements can enhance our production process and outcomes at the University.  I encourage you to return to this site all week, as new information will be posted daily.  Additionally, these students, whose involvement in this research has been sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, will present their findings in person at the Celebration of Academic Excellence and the USITT Upstate Section Meeting held at UB on May 2, 2009.