HudsonAlpha, UAH host Digital Applications Showcase

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology hosted a Digital Applications Showcase today to highlight the work of Cyndi Flint and Hugo Ocampo, students in the UAH Department of Art, Art History and Design. The gallery-style event featured video and graphic design work produced over the past eight months for HudsonAlpha educational materials and programs.

“HudsonAlpha has developed a number of digital resources for clinical and educational purposes,” said Adam Hott, EdD, digital applications lead for HudsonAlpha, “and Cyndi and Hugo helped take them to the next level.”

Cyndi Flint and Hugo Ocampo worked with the Educational Outreach team on materials and videos for DNA Day, understanding large scale genomic projects, DNA sequencing education and more.

“This summer, I created 2-D and 3-D animations, and helped develop video concepts for Digital Applications projects,” said Flint, a digital animation major at UAH. “I really enjoyed working with a creative team alongside Dr. Hott and Hugo. I’ve had to learn new programs and create assets from scratch, so this internship has helped improve my approach to difficult projects.”

“Being at HudsonAlpha gave me real-world graphic design experience and allowed me to make connections with a dynamic group of educators,” said Ocampo, a graphic design major at UAH. “I also learned a lot about genomics which was challenging, but exciting, because I was able to apply those concepts in my graphics and really enhance my art portfolio.”

HudsonAlpha provides a number of hands-on learning experiences for UAH students ranging from business to research, to education. Lillian Joyce, PhD, chair of the Department of Art, Art History and Design, said she is looking forward to extending those opportunities to the art department.

“Our instructors provide students with a versatile foundation in design, creative problem solving, and how to work successfully in a collaborative environment,” said Joyce. “Collaborating with HudsonAlpha has allowed our students to rise to challenges and apply their skills in a high-tech environment.”

To learn more about Digital Applications at HudsonAlpha, visit