2020 - Mind, Body, and Spirit: Exploring Eckerd’s Architecture

About the Project:

In this project, student researchers will explore the rich connections between Eckerd College’s unique architecture and grounds and the educational ideals upon which the College was founded by creating a digital exhibit featuring materials from the College archives. Students will learn about a variety of digital tools—including those used for video, photo, and audio editing, visualizing data, and hosting content—and their uses in humanities research, presentation, and community engagement. They will review a variety of background readings about the history of the College, interview subject experts, and conduct archival research in the College archives. They will apply their learning to develop a digital exhibit of archival materials on the history of Eckerd College, ultimately “telling the story” of Eckerd’s unique campus architecture and sense of place.

The First-Year Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than February 1, 2020.

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