Jennifer Hooper, Master of Arts in Intermedia Student, Partners with Local Firm to Develop BAT Bus Schedule App

Posted September 26, 2012

A University of Maine student is making it easier for her fellow students to catch the bus. Jennifer Hooper, a Master of Arts in Intermedia student, recently partnered with local company Sephone Interactive Media to develop the Community Connector app. Finding it difficult to navigate to the BAT online bus schedule on her phone, Hooper created a prototype for the application in one of her classes. The Community Connector app includes complete route and schedule information, and can even show the user the nearest stops to their location. Hooper says of the experience, “Sephone transformed my ideas into a real app that benefits the Bangor community. That’s the best part.” For her work, Hooper won the first ever President’s Research Impact Award at the 2012 GradExpo in April, which she shared with her advisor Dr. Owen Smith of the Intermedia MFA Program. For the full press release,  please click here