Seed Grants

2017-18 Experiential Learning Seed Grant Projects

The following projects, which exemplify the vision for experiential learning at Dartmouth, have been awarded one-year pilot funding for the 2017-18 academic year:


Experiential and Inquiry-Based Enhancement of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Curriculum
Students will engage in new laboratory activities using experimental techniques, state-of-the-art technologies, and hands-on experience with human brains, into three existing core courses in the undergraduate neuroscience curriculum. 
Project Team: Robert Maue, Ann Clark, Jeffrey Taube, Kyle Smith, Matthjis van der Meer, and Michael Hoppa (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Erin DeSilva (Instructional Design)
 
Graduate Learning Fellows for Mathematics
In partnership with faculty from the Mathematics department, graduate students trained in the best practices of teaching and learning will form pedagogical and mentoring teams to provide skills training, project support, and research assistance to small teams of undergraduate students in five mathematics courses.
Project Team: Scott Pauls, Ann Gelb, Feng Fu, Peter Doyle, Rosa Orellana, and Eugene Demidenko (Mathematics), Adrienne Gauthier (Instructional Design), Cindy Tobery (DCAL)

Luso-Hispanic Film Festival
This year-long film festival will integrate with the basic language sequences in Spanish and Portuguese and  include public screenings, panel discussions, content-based student projects, and interaction with the broader Spanish-speaking community.
Project Team: Roberto Rey Agudo (Spanish & Portuguese), Scott Millspaugh (Instructional Design)

Pathways to Medicine Scholars
Pre-health undergraduates from populations underrepresented in medicine will experience medicine in action, work with mentors, and reflect in community. The project will build on the existing Pathways to Medicine initiative.
Project Team: Sarah Berger, Valerie Orellana, Zeinabou Daffe, Marcus Gresham, Hanna Sheik, and Claude Poux (Student Academic Support Services), Cindy Tobery (DCAL)

Rauner Special Collections Library Student Research Fellowship
Students will take on in-depth research projects within the Dartmouth Library’s special collections and culminate the experience with a final journal article, work of literature, artistic performance, conference paper, or similar accomplishment.
Project Team: Morgan Swan, Jay Satterfield, Peter Carini, and Sara Holston (Rauner Special Collections Library), Adam Nemeroff (Instructional Design)
 
Senior Design Challenge
This two-term capstone experience will engage seniors in design thinking methodology with interdisciplinary groups of their peers and faculty mentorship to design applicable solutions to a real-world problem.
Project Team: Peter Robbie, Ashley Manning, and Devyn Greenberg (Thayer School of Engineering), Mike Goudzwaard (Instructional Design)

Transnational Race and Sexuality Studies
Through this embedded domestic study component of the existing Advanced Research in Gender Studies course, students will engage in dialogues and encounters with artists, curators, thinkers, and activists in large cultural institutions and grassroots organizations that were formed by queer of color communities in New York City.
Project Team: Eng-Beng Lim (Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Scott Millspaugh (Instructional Design)