Mini-Grant Presentations


March 10

A Higher Perspective: How to Incorporate Drones into Your Courses

12:00 pm in Luckasen | Thomas Craig & Jeff Hovde | Lunch is welcome

Presenter: Thomas Craig 

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. 

March 18

Legos & Trucks

12:30 pm in the Heritage Room | Rob Johnston | Lunch is welcome

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.

March 22

Launching Media Club

11:30 am in the Parish Room | Kati Nelson, Beth Swenson, Heather Hoyt | Lunch is welcome

Presenters: Kati Nelson & Media Club students

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

March 30

Creating Consistency: Leveraging Lesson Planning for the Classroom Setting

1:00 pm in ED 112 | Brittany Hagen & Clayton Dodson | Zoom Link will be sent the day of the event.

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.

April 29

Assessing Cellphone-based Colorimetry as an Instructional Tool

12:00 pm in SB 130 | Tom Gonnella

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.