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Upcoming Projects

What follows is a list of upcoming immersive learning projects. You can learn more about these offerings by contacting the instructor listed for each class. If you do not see a project that is right for you, please fill out our Immersive Learning Course Finder Form.

SPRING 2023

Come back for immersive learning projects looking for students for the spring 2023 semester. 

Fall 2022

Immersive Projects funded through Provost Immersive Learning Grants and Building Better Neighborhood Grants

  • App Development and Expansion of the Henry Gets Moving Project 
    Faculty Mentors:  Nicole Koontz, Department of Kinesiology and Lan Lin, Department of Computer Science
    Community Partners:  Burris Laboratory School, Yorktown Community Schools 
  • 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 
  • Construction in the Community 
    Faculty Mentor:  Jennifer Warrner, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
    Community Partners:  Building Better Neighborhoods, Ross Community Center 
  • Cowan Elementary Outdoor Classroom 
    Faculty Mentor:  Janet Jenkins, Department of Elementary Education
    Community Partner:  Cowan Elementary School 
  • 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 
  • Using Nature to Redesign Places of Worship in Muncie, IN 
    Faculty Mentors:  Sarah Angne Alfaro, Sherif Attallah, and Cynthia Hunter, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
    Community Partner:  Victory Temple 
  • Community-Engaged Games in a Transitional Curriculum 
    Faculty Mentor:  Paul Gestwicki, Department of Computer Science
    Community Partner:  Minnetrista Cultural Center 
  • Come Together, Act Together and Better Together:  Step Up Building Energy Efficiency Using Sustainable Materials 
    Faculty Mentors:  Sarah Angne Alfaro and Jake Son, Department of Construction Management and Interior Design
    Community Partner:  Ross Community Center 
  • Heritage Language Maintenance and Recruitment of Hispanic Students 
    Faculty Mentor:  Chin-Sook Pak, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
    Community Partner:  Warsaw Community High School 
  • Identifying Short-term Housing Options for IUSM Clerkships 
    Faculty Mentors:  Dina Zemke and David Martin, Department of Applied Business Studies
    Community Partner:  Indiana University School of Medicine 
  • iMADE Projects in Muncie, IN:  Locally Crafted Design-through-Production Projects with University, Industry, and Community Partnerships 
    Faculty Mentor:  Kevin Klinger, Department of Architecture
    Community Partners:  Madjax, Minnetrista, Midwest Metals, Indiana Hardwood and Lumberman’s Association, Ecovantage, Indiana Department of Natural Resources 
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching through Immersive Learning:  U. S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design and Build Challenge 
    Faculty Mentors:  Pam Harwood, Tom Collins, Dan Overby; Department of Architecture
    Community Partners:  Englewood Community Development Corporation, ecoREHAB of Muncie 
  • Neighbors in Need:  Building a Needs Assessment with Quantitative Data 
    Faculty Mentor:  Jean Marie Place, Department of Nutrition and Health Science
    Community Partners:  Building Better Neighborhoods, Thomas Park Avondale Neighborhood 
  • New Hope in a Tiny House Village 
    Faculty Mentors:  Sarah Keogh, Department of Architecture, and Robert Koester, Center for Energy Research, Education and Service 
    Community Partner:  City of Muncie – Office of Community Development 
  • Spotlight Recovery:  Harnessing the Power of Oral Storytelling and Therapeutic Drama in a Community Setting 
    Faculty Mentors:  Jonel Thaller, Department of Social Work, and Tracena Marie, Department of Theatre and Dance
    Community Partner:  Muncie YWCA 
  • 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 
  • Write for Change:  Composition in the Community 
    Faculty Mentors: Kathryn Ludwig, Laura Romano, and Darolyn “Lyn” Jones, Department of English
    Community Partners: Muncie YWCA, Muncie Mission, and Beyond I Can  

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