Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab
Student Team: William Aelick, Austin Arce, Alex Arnold, Nathan Beaty, Nathan Beeler, Carter Bihn, Derek Fortune, Ryan Guenther, Austin Johnson, Austin Kepner, Dillon McBee, Danica Merrill, Reese Metzger, Heather Neely, Rosie North, Ben Parks, Juwan Peralez, Gabe Santa Rita, Emily Schoenle, Kenneth Schultz, Sam Starnes, Tricia Timmons, Jeremy Tromiczak, Dylan VandeZande, Alex Vaught, Anquanette Williams
Students working on a degree from the IU School of Medicine must complete a 4 to 6-week "clerkship" in an Indiana medical facility. Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab is a collaborative arrangement between Ball State University, IU School of Medicine-Muncie, and the Ball Brothers Foundation, providing short-term housing to IU medical students and promoting the city as a permanent location for future doctors. In the fall semester, Residential Property Management (RPM) students researched ways to improve the physical space and management of the property while offering students opportunities to connect with residents and experience local amenities. In the spring semester, students were planning and operating the inaugural "Maplewood Conference," which would combine a turnover simulation of the facility's residents and a business conference that showcased the Maplewood facility to companies in the RPM industry. The conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Faculty Mentor: Dina Marie Zemke, Department of Management
Community Partners: Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab, Ball Brothers Foundation, IU School of Medicine - Muncie
Student Team: Emma Birch, Matt Brady, Nick Broering, Paco Cena Zavala, Alex Davidson, Michale DeLong, Cassie Dorony, Nick Highsmith, Joe Huff, Dalton Moss, Mackenzie Park, Elizabeth Reichert, Kelsie Ricci, Megan Whiteman
Working with representatives from Ball State's Facilities Planning and Management, an interdisciplinary team of students assessed evaluated, prioritized, and worked towards registering the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center as a LEED-certified structure in the Existing Buildings, Operations, and Maintenance category. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a widely used "green building" ratings system providing a framework for efficient and cost-saving structures. Ball State currently has fourteen LEED-certified buildings and two building applications currently under review.
Faculty Mentor: Janet Fick and James Jones, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
Community Partner: Ball State Facilities Planning and Management
Tourist Maps for Muncie and Delaware County
Student Team: Alyssa Bilbrey, Jarrett Braden, William Cape, Dan Council, Becca Garrett, Nathan Gidley, Elante Ingram, Jamie Johnson, Benjamin Lutz, Riley Mccreary, Ben Meyer, Jordan Verdeyen, Clay Zeigler
Students in Geography 341 (Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data) partnered with the Muncie Visitors Bureau to produce visual materials that promote Muncie attractions to area visitors. Students collected and organized data during the semester and explored possible map designs for both print brochures and interactive online applications. Guides on restaurants and breweries, Muncie pop culture, the Garfield trail, and the Bob Ross experience are just some of the pieces completed by the students.
Faculty Mentor: Jörn Seemann, Department of Geography
Community Partner: Muncie Visitors Bureau