Course: ENLS319: History of the Antigua Sugar Mills
Faculty: Carmen Gillespie
DP&S liaison: Diane Jakacki
Semester and Year: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
The Antigua Sugar Mills project grows out of the Bucknell in the Caribbean program. It seeks to create a spatial visualization of Antiguan and larger Caribbean society and history through the lens of the island’s sugar plantations, in particular the intrinsic link between Antiguan agricultural industry and its reliance on generations of enslaved Africans. Rosecky first became interested in the project while in Antigua for the Bucknell in the Caribbean program. Over Fall 2016 Gillespie, Rosecky, and Jakacki developed the project concept and gathered archival materials to be incorporated into an ArcGIS Online story map application in Spring 2017. It is anticipated that students in the 2017 Bucknell in the Caribbean program will continue to add information to the project.
Project: Mammal Species of the World
Faculty: DeeAnn Reeder
L&IT team members: Leo Botinelli, Luyang Ren and Diane Jakacki
Semester and Year: Ongoing
Mammal Species of the World is the foremost international reference for identifying and verifying recognized names and taxonomies of mammals. Professor DeeAnn Reeder approached L&IT in 2014 to redesign the website and database for the edition. Since then, A design team comprised of members of DP&S and Enterprise Systems have collaborated with Reeder to create a dynamic new editorial and publication application that will accompany the 4th edition. In 2017 the editorial/publication interface and database fields were completed and the beta version of the editorial environment was released to Reeder’s colleagues for adding new data in preparation for the new edition, which will be published by Johns Hopkins Press in 2019. In 2018 L&IT will release an online open-access version of the 3rd edition. When published, MSW Online will offer a unique open source text used by scholars and students all over the world.
Course: Computer Science, Computing, Creativity, and the Social Good
Faculty: Darakhshan Mir
DP&S Liaison: Carrie Johnston
Darakhshan Mir (Computer Science) received a Course Design Grant to design a 100-level computer science class, Computing, Creativity, and the Social Good. This course is intended to teach core computing concepts to students in majors outside the STEM disciplines. With the assistance of Carrie Johnston, Mir worked alongside three Bucknell undergraduate students, Jingya Wu, Sierra Magnotta, and Anushikha Sharma, to design a syllabus that would resonate with students who have had no prior programming experience. The course will run during the fall 2016 semester, and students will use the programming language P5 to create visual artifacts that will enable them to investigate and draw novel insights from data sets that may be social, historical, or textual in nature. Wu, Magnotta, and Sharma will serve as Teaching Assistants, and have created a website featuring the syllabus, labs, and other assignments central to the course.
Read more about the project in The Next Page, the newsletter of Bucknell L&IT, Spring 2017.
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