Current Projects

Fall 2021

  • Better Together
    Faculty Mentor: Kiesha Warren-Gordon, College of Sciences & Humanities 
    Community Partners: Whitely Community Council
  • Building Better Elementary Social Studies Educators
    Faculty Mentors: Kristin Cipollone, Department of Elementary Education; Dorshele Stewart, Department of History; Emily Hoffman, Department of Early Childhood, Youth and Family Studies
    Community Partners: Whitely Community Council, Shaffer Chapel, Muncie P3 Program
  • CM 290 Renovation of Residential Structures
    Faculty Mentor: Janet Fick, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
    Community Partner: Indiana Audubon Society
  • Coalition Building, Resource Development & Community Mobilization:  A Student-Driven Initiative for Increasing Community Capacities to Address Addiction & Substance Misuse in Delaware County & on the BSU Campus
    Faculty Mentor: Dane Minnick, Department of Social Work
    Community Partner: Addictions Coalition of Delaware County
  • A Community Intervention: Interprofessional experiences addressing healthy eating, and physical activity
    Faculty Mentors: Shannon Powers and Jean-Charles Lebeau, School of Kinesiology; Christina Jones, Department of Nutrition and Health Science 
    Community Partners: Harvest Christian Church, Muncie Housing Authority
  • Computer Science for Muncie (and surrounding) Schools (CS4MS+)
    Faculty Mentor: Dave Largent, Department of Computer Science
    Community Partners: Burris Laboratory School, Muncie Central High School, Northside Middle School
  • Fabrication and Production of Public and Commissioned Artwork
    Faculty Mentor: Michael Lorsung, School of Art
    Community Partner: Dr. Joe & Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse
  • Interior Design Studio 5: Immersive Learning Course
    Faculty Mentor: Shireen Kanakri, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
    Community Partners: Engaging Minds Services Clinic, Hillcroft ABA Clinic
  • Junior Producers’ Club
    Faculty Mentor: Christoph Thompson, School of Music
    Community Partners: Boys and Girls Club of Muncie; Muncie Community Schools
  • Making Community-Engaged Games
    Faculty Mentor: Paul Gestwicki, Department of Computer Science
    Community Partner: Minnetrista Cultural Center
  • Media Education Connection Union City KISS-TV
    Faculty Mentors: Ben Strack and Mike Spillman, Department of Telecommunications
    Community Partners: Randolph Eastern School Corporation, Office of Mayor of Union City, IN
  • Muncie Community Energy Assessment with ecoREHAB
    Faculty Mentors: Jake Son and Sherif Attallah, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
    Community Partner: ecoREHAB
  • Muncie Neighborhoods Promotional Marketing Design
    Faculty Mentor: Shantanu Suman, School of Art
    Community Partners: Building Better Neighborhoods, Muncie Action Plan
  • Neighbors in Need: Addressing Addiction through a Neighborhood-based Needs Assessment
    Faculty Mentor: Jean Marie Place, Department of Nutrition and Health Science
    Community Partners: 8Twelve Coalition; Activate Avondale
  • Promoting Inclusive Excellence Through Urban Design, Case Study: Mississinewa Riverfront Development
    Faculty Mentor: Dorna Eshrati, Department of Landscape Architecture
    Community Partner: Main Street Marion, Indiana
  • Stance
    Faculty Mentor: David Concepcion, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Community Partners: EBSCO Information Services, The Philosopher’s Index, The American Philosophical Association, University of Louisville, Undergrad Philosophy Students from around the world
  • Sustainability Stories: Media and Mapping to Promote Awareness of Sustainable Activities
    Faculty Mentors: Adam Kuban, Department of Journalism; Adam Berland, Department of Geography
    Community Partners: Muncie Action Plan, IUPUI Office of Sustainability
  • U. S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design and Build Challenge
    Faculty Mentors: Pam Harwood, Tom Collins, Dan Overby; Department of Architecture
    Community Partner: Englewood Community Development Corporation
  • Using Nature to Redesign Places of Worship in Muncie, IN
    Faculty Mentors: Sarah Angne Alfaro and Sherif Attallah, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
    Community Partners: Islamic Center of Muncie, Riverside United Methodist Church
  • Visualizing the Ethnographic Voice of Community Revitalization
    Faculty Mentor: Gabriel Tait, Department of Journalism
    Community Partner: Ross Community Center
  • Writing for Change
    Faculty Mentors: Kathryn Ludwig, Laura Romano, and Darolyn “Lyn” Jones, Department of English
    Community Partners: YWCA, Muncie Mission and Beyond I Can 

Spring 2022

ART 370 (3 cr)

Interdisciplinary teams of students work with faculty and consulting scientists to produce children’s books about wildlife conservation. The team writes and illustrates the book, contributes photos used in the book, create the graphic design, and develop promotional and learning materials. The team will travel to observe scientists in the field, including in Costa Rica in Spring 2022. This project will require a portfolio and resume to apply.

For more information, contact Dr. Tom McConnell, Department of Biology and Barbara Giorgio-Booher, School of Art.

Watch the project pitch:

CS490, Spring 2022

A multidisciplinary team of undergraduate students will form an indie studio in the Spring semester, collaborating with Minnetrista to produce an original video game. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, and we are particularly interested in recruiting students with backgrounds in art, computer science, education, english, history, and music. Ideal candidates should be in the junior or senior level within their specialization areas.

All applicants must be available for team work sessions MWF 9:00-11:00 a.m.

For more information and to apply, visit this page or contact Dr. Paul Gestwicki, Department of Computer Science. 

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