Eight scholars have been appointed as 2019 Harvard Horizons Scholars, studying topics from glass sea sponges to musical Esperanto. Harvard Horizons is designed to promote interdisciplinary sharing of PhD students’ big ideas and to teach students how to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. Over the next several months these eight graduate students will work closely with the Bok Center as part of our support for Professional and Scholarly Communication. Congratulations to the Horizons Scholars!
Students from Margaret Rennix's Expos 20 course visited the Bok Learning Lab three times to prepare for their video capstone project. Our Learning Lab team supported students in the development of narrative storytelling on film and creating their media products, then hosted an event where the students came together to share their final videos.
The capstone project for Young Joo Lee's TDM 169L course utilized software for video game design and 3D modeling. The Learning Lab developed and facilitated workshops for students on how to effectively use the software and set up a virtual reality headset that students could use while creating and testing their designs.
Raymar Roussokh's Expos 20 course asked students to consider the implications of human efforts to reach Mars. As part of the course, they visited the Learning Lab to engage in unique, hands-on film analysis of "The Martian." Students returned later in the semester to work on using visual evidence and oral presentation skills to develop research questions and arguments for a writing assignment.