Immersive Projects are looking for students for the Spring 2023 semester!
Computer Science for Muncie (And Surrounding) Schools - CS4MS+
CS 341-1 TR 2:00 - 3:15 pm (3 Credit Hours)CS 341-2 TR 2:00 - 2:50 pm (2 Credit Hours)CS 341-3 T 2:00 - 2:50 pm (1 Credit Hour)
Faculty: Dave Largent, Associate Lecturer of Computer Science
Partnering with local schools, the project team will research, develop, curate, and deliver instructional resources which incorporate Computer Science (CS) into educational offerings, with a focus on the Indiana CS academic standards, and will work to advance teachers’ understanding of CS and/or interact with their students as a teaching assistant. Although CS student-focused, an interdisciplinary project team will be sought, with another project focus being to expose underrepresented minorities and females to CS.
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Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm; Practicum and Observation Hours
With the Cardinal Wellness project, students will have the opportunity to participate in an exercise and nutrition program that is free for the community and run entirely by students. You'll work one-on-one with community members doing fitness testing (hand grip strength, hip and waist ratio, etc.), manage a program, do health questionnaires, and cook healthy meals for the community participants.
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For more information, contact Shannon Powers, School of Kinesiology.
Journey to Freedom VBC Seminar
15 Credit Hour Virginia Ball Seminar
In this seminar, students will explore the history of the Underground Railroad - an important aspect in American history - through testimonials, biographies, newspaper archives, and more. The project will include a trip to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and stops along the Underground Railroad.
This project will need students with a variety of skills including storytelling, creative writing, archival research, interviewing, graphic design, project managers, and more.
For more information, contact Dr. Beth Messner, Department of Communication Studies.
Mathematics Community of Practice
MATH 393, EDJH 385
In this project, math education majors will work through multiple courses with teachers at Northside Middle School. The class will be taught at Northside and will be a mutually beneficial experience. The theory will be put into practice and students will face challenges they will experience in the field.
For more information on the project, contact Dr. Andrew Gatza, Department of Mathematical Sciences or Cresta Hancock, Department of Educational Studies.
Working with the Noblesville Fire Department!
PSYS 495-1: Applied Research (TR 1:00 - 2:15 pm)PSYS 495-2: Work-Related Stressor (TR 2:30 - 5:00 pm)
Burnout and low morale are currently major issues among fire department crews. In this project, students will work with the Noblesville Fire Department to collect and analyze data. The data will be used for the purpose of identifying root causes and then developing recommendations to address the issue.
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For more information, contact Dr. Katie Lawson, Department of Psychological Science.
Philosophy Outreach Project
MWF 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Through the Philosophy Outreach Project (POP), Ball State students engage with high school students across Indiana. By curating philosophical content and fostering philosophical discussion, POP provides high school students with tools and a platform to engage with each other and the world. Ball State students organize and run a philosophy club at Muncie Central High School; organize visits to other area schools to offer presentations on philosophy and philosophy at the college level; help interested parties start their own philosophy clubs, and plan and organize a pre-college philosophy conference for Indiana high school students to be held on the Ball State campus.
For more information and to apply for the project, contact Dr. Sarah Vitale, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
MATH 125 - Habitat for Humanity
MATH 125-26; MWF 3:00 - 3:50 pm
In this MATH 125 Class, students will have the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity as they go over the subjects in the course, finance, probability, and statistics. Students will work with community members on concepts such as loan interest or retirement savings. Students will work with data and using excel, making it understandable to the community members.
All majors will have the opportunity in this class to help others and this topic is fun, creative, and easy to understand.
For more information, contact Catherine Frazee, Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Environmental Education Camp
In this project, students will collaborate with the Ross Community Center, Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, and Christy Woods to design, develop, and implement a 5-day environmental education camps for Muncie grade school children. Students will create appropriate curriculum and hands-on activities.
The class will meeting in-person during the first eight weeks, MWF 10:00 - 10:50 am, meet with community staff on site on weeks 9 and 10, and conduct camps on Saturdays during weeks 11-15.
Check out the course flier.
For more information, contact Bowen Zhang, Department of Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources.