Browse Exhibits (10 total)
Come Together, Act Together and Better Together
Interior Design students learn knowledge of sustainable principles in the classroom. This project introduced building energy assessment tools to analyze and evaluate energy consumption and interior materials as they explore materials and finishes available to interior designers and ways that they can be combined into construction assemblies. By applying this knowledge in the community, students had better opportunities to measure building energy and to apply better interior materials as future interior designers.
Community Engaged Games
Students in an introductory game design course collaborated with Minnetrista to create original games. These games are based on the themes and mission of Minnetrista. Our main contact at Minnetrista was George Buss, Vice President of Visitor Experience. The faculty mentor was Paul Gestwicki, Professor of Computer Science. Students involved in the project include Jared Bowman, Ethan Crump, Lyle Dotson, Andrew Dudelston, Andrew Everage-Scheible, Ryland Fields, justyn Fox, Victoria Granger, Heather Hackney, Micah Harker, Jeffrey Harmon, Adam Howard, Jadi Miller, Joseph Moon, Weslee Nelson, Tommy Nguyen, Brian Raymond, Kristen Rebuck, Wendall Roberts, Corey Sistrunk, Robin Walma, Kc Weaver, Brooke Wright, and Connor Yeager.
Computer Science for Muncie (and Surrounding) Schools (CS4MS+)
Partnering with local schools, the Computer Science for Muncie (and Surrounding) Schools (CS4MS+) project team researched, developed, curated, and delivered instructional resources which incorporate Computer Science (CS) into educational offerings, with a focus on the Indiana CS academic standards, and worked to advance teachers’ understanding of CS and/or interact with their students as a teaching assistant. Although CS student-focused, an interdisciplinary project team was sought, with another project focus being to expose underrepresented minorities and females to CS. When Indiana introduced CS into their academic standards, CS4MS+ was created to support local teachers in this endeavor.
Henry Gets Moving in Delaware County Youth Activity Program Undergraduate Pilot Study
Henry Gets Moving is a project born with the purpose to
reduce childhood obesity. By teaching the importance of
balanced nutrition and an active lifestyle, we can develop
healthier habits at a young age that could potentially last a
lifetime. For 4 years we have gone to several elementary
schools and impacted over 700 students around Delaware
County to pilot this program.
Heritage Language Maintenance and Recruitment
During fall 2022, SP305 (Spanish Grammar for Heritage Speakers) students and Isabel Vazquez-Rowe (graduate student in Creative Writing), and Diana Martínez (a former SP305 student) partnered with Warsaw Community Schools (WCS) and developed mentoring partnerships with their heritage students of Spanish. Under the direction of Professor Chin-Sook Pak, the group aimed to promote maintenance of Spanish as a heritage language and to support Hispanic youths in their pathway to college.
iMADE Projects in Muncie
iMADE projects are a direct application of a regionaly specific “design-through-production” process deploying digital design and fabrication techniques, enabling students, in concert with established industry partners in the region, to prototype and assemble customized full-scale design solutions in conjunction with community partnerships. Working with donations of time, equipment, and materials from industry partners (Midwest Metals, Ecovantage, the Indiana DNR, and more), students innovated and realized built work for established community partners such as Minnetrista, MadJax, and the City of Muncie.
New Hope in a Tiny Home Village
In this project, a mix of students from architecture and other programs, such as biology and natural resource management, worked with representatives from the city of Muncie over two semesters to design a tiny home village.
Site+Application+Synthesis in Yorktown
Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the founder of American landscape architecture, made radical arguments for public parks at a time when urban life often experienced great stress on family life and public health. Still today, there is an emphasis on green spaces and other green public infrastructure. The therapeutic benefits of nature on the human experience is well-researched and documented. The increased popularity of urban trails, greenways, public parks, and open spaces is influencing many municipalities to make the creation of public green spaces a required component in community growth. Communities value these types of spaces and use them for recreation, fitness, and rest. Green, open spaces can help link communities and have the potential to be emblematic of the surrounding community. Green spaces add to the character of a community, allow opportunities for children to play, and people to gather, and provide individuals with a place to find solace. This project will challenge you to select a site where a specific design intervention can help achieve the ambitions of the above.
In this course, a diverse and interdisciplinary group of students engaged in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a therapeutic arts-based program based on Playback Theatre, designed with and for shelter residents at the Muncie YWCA.
Students gained an understanding of common theories and techniques that undergird art-based therapies, as well as factors associated with chronic or temporary homelessness, while having the opportunity to practice therapeutic skils, such as active listening and empathy.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge
Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State prides itself on being a student-centered, community-engaged, and sustainability-focused public research university. Ball State transforms entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving the quality of life for all. Ball State’s innovative commitment to sustainability has fueled the creation of the nation’s largest ground source, closed-loop district heating/cooling system, benefiting the University financially and the environment positively. As the campus continues to expand, all new construction is required to be LEED certified. Each year, Ball State initiates a diverse range of immersive learning projects that engage students with organizational partners and residents throughout the local community. This is an Exhibit celebrating the hard work that students, faculty, industry partners, and volenteers have put into this competition. Help us celebrate the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge team!