Project Overview

Exploration of Maker Technologies / Education in the Liberal Arts

Faculty Sponsor

Jeff Nugent (


Information Technology Services


This summer research project is a unique opportunity for a Colgate student to work closely with members of the Learning and Applied Innovation team within ITS to explore, research and learn about the use of maker education, digital, and emerging technologies in liberal arts settings. Students in this role are expected to function with high levels of self-directedness, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and possess curiosity and a genuine interest in exploring and understanding ways maker, digital, and emerging technologies can enhance teaching and learning. The student in this role will be focusing on generating a better understanding of the research on maker education on college and university settings, conducting an analysis of maker education programming at peer institutions, and contributing to recommendations for enhancing learning experiences for Colgate students. In addition, the student will develop skills and grounded knowledge of select maker education technologies (e.g., 3D scanning / modelling / printing, microcontrollers, AR/VR), through collaboration, guided tutorials and mentorship with members of the project team.

Student Qualifications

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8-10 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2020 and close on 03/11/2020

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