Mellon and Technology Implementation Grants Awarded
Bucknell faculty members and students have been awarded 2015 summer grants through Bucknell’s Andrew W. Mellon and L&IT Technology Integration grants.
Course Design Recipients:
Five faculty members have received course design stipends that support their efforts to create new courses or modify existing courses to include significant digital scholarship assignments, modules, or projects.
Elizabeth Armstrong (East Asian Studies)
JAPN 101: Beginning Japanese. Armstrong will focus on how to emphasize grammar in cultural context through the incorporation of enhanced digital and multimedia assignment components.
Rich Crago (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
CENG 421: (Hydrology): Targeting Key Water Quality Treatment Sites in a Watershed
This senior level course redesign combines class projects and service-learning components to analyze the Susquehanna watershed through Precision Conservation methods.
Martin Isleem (Arabic Studies, Languages, Cultures & Linguistics)
ARBC 103, 104
Isleem will develop a series of app-based modules to enhance spoken Arabic proficiency at intermediate-level Arabic courses.
Jan Knoedler (Economics)
ECON 418: American Economic History
This senior-level course will incorporate advanced GIS data into redesigned, scaffolded modules.
Janice Mann (Art & Art History)
ARTH373: Art Encounters: Real and Imaginary up to the Modern Era.
New course employing a range of digital methods to analyze art and artifacts shared along the historic Silk Road.
Summer Research Project Recipients:
Five faculty-student teams have been awarded Summer Research project stipends to initiate or extend ongoing humanities and social sciences faculty-driven research.
Project: “Visualizing Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean”
Faculty Member: Tom Beasley (Classics)
Student: Suné Swart (Computer Science ‘17)
Beasley and Swart will develop a web-based application that visualizes dynamically political, economic, and religious networks in the ancient world.
Project: “Leveraging Precision Conservation for the Cultural Heritage of the Susquehanna’s West Branch”
Faculty Member: Katherine Faull (Comparative Humanities)
Student: Nick Miller (School of Management ‘18)
Faull and Miller will continue the they began in Spring 2015 to extend research on the West Branch, gathering data and piloting project development from Precision Conservation GIS methods.
Project: “Developing New Spatial Approaches to Economic History”
Faculty: Jan Knoedler (Economics)
Student: Amber McDonnell (Theatre ‘17)
Knoedler and McDonnell will collaborate on collection and preparation of GIS data to be employed in Knoedler’s ECON 418 course.
Project: “Friendship and Diversity: Philosophical and Geographical Considerations”
Faculty: Sheila Lintott (Philosophy)
Student: Melissa Eng (Philosophy, Geography ‘17)
Lintott and Eng will investigate the status of diversity in friendships in general and the role that such diversity plays in undermining the influence of ingrained and culturally shared stereotypes and biases.
Project: “Historic Tavern Guide and Early Modern German Jewry Digitization”
Faculty: Ann Tlusty (History)
Student: Dylan Davies (Geography ‘17)
Tlusty and Davies will develop map layers and associated data of the historic Killian map of Augsburg, Germany.
These grants fulfill an important expectation of Bucknell’s digital scholarship initiative: for faculty to work with students to develop a productive cycle of teaching and research collaborating on the creation of new knowledge that can subsequently lead to new research questions.