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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.




Check back in for projects in the summer and fall 2023 semesters. 

SPRING 2023

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

  • Better Together
    Faculty Mentor:  Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
    Community Partner:  Whitely Community Council

  • Building a Mathematics Community of Practice: An Immersive Collaboration
    Faculty Mentors: Cresta Hancock, Department of Educational Studies and Andrew Gatza, Department of Mathematical Sciences
    Community Partner: Northside Middle School

  • 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

  • Community-Engaged Games in a Transitional Curriculum
    Faculty Mentor:  Paul Gestwicki, Department of Computer Science
    Community Partner:  Minnetrista Cultural Center

  • 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

  • Conservation Tales
    Faculty Mentors:  Tom McConnell, Department of Biology; Barbara Giorgio-Booher, School of Art
    Community Partners:  Indianapolis Zoo, Mote Marine Laboratory

  • Creating a Financial Tool and Statistical Analysis for Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity
    Faculty Mentor: Catherine Frazee, Department of Mathematical Sciences
    Faculty Partner: Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sensory Well-Being Hub with Furniture for Children with Autism
    Faculty Mentor:  Shireen Kanakri, Department of Interior Design and Construction Management
    Community Partner:  Riverside Intermediate School (Fishers, IN), Southside Middle School (Muncie, IN)

  • 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

  • Using Research to Understand Work-Related Stressors & Positive Work-Related Experiences of Noblesville Firefighters
    Faculty Mentor: Katie Lawson, Department of Psychological Sciences
    Community Partner: Noblesville Fire Department

  • 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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