Mini-Grant Award List

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2021 - 2022 

Project

Awardees

Award Amount

Launching Media Club

Providing students the equipment, training and opportunity to be creative and benefit the university while gaining valuable professional experience.

Kati Nelson

Beth Swenson

Heather Hoyt

$1924

Equipment

Legos & Trucks

Managers are often tasked with improving efficiency and productivity while at the same time providing a high level of quality. Utilizing Legos and remote controlled trucks in the classroom, students have learned how best to implement some of these management controls while simulating the "real world" in a classroom setting.

 

Rob Johnston

$650

Equipment

A Higher Perspective: How to Incorporate Drones into Your Courses

In the last ten years, drones have become widely available and affordable, offering spectacular views, photographs, videos for even the most inexperienced pilot. However, the versatility of drone use in the classroom is still a frontier of opportunities, from courses in physics and biology, to history, sports management, communication and beyond. This presentation will briefly discuss using drones across disciplines, where the sky is quite literally the limit in possibilities. 

Thomas Craig

Jeff Hovde

$726

Equipment

Creating Consistency: Leveraging Lesson Planning for the Classroom Setting

This session is dedicated to introducing participants to our newly developed lesson plan modules. Participants will be exposed to elements of effective lesson planning that can be applied in all subject areas and across synchronous and asynchronous Pre-School - Post Secondary classroom settings.

Brittany Hagen

Clayton Dodson

$1000

Stipends

Assessing Cellphone-based Colorimetry as an Instructional Tool

Colorimetry is a scientific technique that measures the degree of color in different chemical solutions. Using cellphones to perform this measurement could be a unique and engaging way to teach fundamental science concepts at the elementary, middle, high school and university levels.

Tom Gonnella

$700

Equipment

Total

$5000

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 

Project

Awardees

Award Amount

3D Printer purchase, set up and training

Jeni Peterson

Kelly Kornkven

Matt Dalrymple

Pam Johnson

$750

Creation of interactive quizzes and activities with Articulate Storyline. Purchase of two Team licenses.

Joseph Mehus

$1300

Staff Onboarding process and training

Ashley Kulland

Megan Vig

Misti Wuori

$2000

Resource for education division – vetted videos for use by teacher educators

Brittany Hagen

Cindy Gregg

$2000

Assess video analysis as an instructional tool for on-campus and remote students.

Tom Gonnella

$1000

Total

$7050

  

2019-2020 

Project

Awardees

Award Amount

Dedicated controller and accessories for drone

Thomas Craig

$560

24 pairs of Google Cardboard VR sets

Thomas Craig

$300

Book Study on Specifications Grading

Kelly Kornkven

Lona Smith

Lynn DiLivio

Chris Gonnella

$720

Expand and Update YouTube Channel

Erin Kunz

$1000

Equipment to develop and offer a hybrid course

Aubrey Madler

$850

Hardware and software to update the music program

Greta Paschke

Cody Hunter

$3500

Total

6930

 

2018 - 2019 

Project

Awardees

Award Amount

Portable document camera for recording lectures.

Jeff Hovde

$250

Training for Unmanned Aerial Systems

Aaron Kingsbury

$500

To fund NACADA academic advising webinars on a regular basis to MSU faculty and staff.

Teri Wright

$750

Transfer Student Information Module

Kayla Smith

$1,000

Funds to create a YouTube channel that addresses MLA/APA documentation issues.

Erin Lord Kunz

$1,000

Video Conferencing Classroom equipment

Rhonda Nelson

Gene Levitt

Donna Gutschmidt

Dustin Olson

Robert Johnston

Ted Stoa

Bob Tangsrud

$2,050

Comprehensive onboarding course for new faculty teaching online at MSU.

Tami Such

Collette Christoffers

Lindsay Bontjes

Monica Ptacek

$4,000

total

$9550