2013 I&E Summer Scholars Projects - College of Arts & Letters

  1. History of Water Management and Agricultural Production in Coastal Lowland Ecuador

    This project examines the history of water management and agricultural production in coastal lowland Ecuador. For the past two years, Stevens Institute of Technology undergraduates have participated in both data gathering and senior design projects centered around assessment of the current water system and innovative solutions for redevelopment of that system in a manner that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. Our goal is to work with local communities in developing countries to create partnerships for sustainable development projects that expose Stevens undergraduate students to real-world applications of research plans. This project intends to build a model for integrated water resources management design that can be applied globally. Students who have interests in green engineering, public health, and/or analyses of economic data are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Advisor: Dr. Dawn Digrius
    DawnDigrius@stevens.edu
    Ext: 5373

  2. Development of Strategy and Role Playing Games for Education

    Outcomes:

    The expected deliverables of this project include:

    1. Prototype Game Environment

      The games environment will be developed and tested over the summer, with prototype testing continuing during the fall semester.

    2. Proof-of-Concept

      The intent of the game development is to illustrate the efficacy of natural gesture based games for academic topics including mathematics and other abstract and applied disciplines.

    3. Conference Paper Presentation

      Based on this research, we are planning to submit papers for (at least) the following conferences:
      -Siggraph 2014
      We will be submitting a paper and prototype presentation.
      -World Engineering Education Forum 2013

    4. Grant Proposals

      Building on existing NSF proposals for Cyberlearning and SBIR, we will develop additional proposals geared toward funding agencies concerned with STEM educational development.

    Advisor: Brian Moriarty
    Brian.Moriarty@stevens.edu
    Ext: 8583

  3. ArtFelt: Designing an Interactive Museum Experience

    Outcomes:
    The expected deliverables of this project include:

    1. Prototype Interactive Museum Exhibition

      The museum installation will be developed and tested over the summer, with planned installation in a museum in Greece in 2014. The prototype will include development of visual, tactile, auditory, and interactive gestural components.

    2. Conference Paper Presentation:

      Based on this research, we are planning to submit papers for (at least) the following conferences:
      -American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, 2014
      Siggraph 2014

    3. Grant Proposals

      Building on existing NSF proposals for Cyberlearning and SBIR, we will develop additional proposals geared toward funding agencies concerned with museum installations and international educational development.

    Advisor: Brian Moriarty
    Brian.Moriarty@stevens.edu
    Ext: 8583

  4. Augmented Reality: Hoboken

    Outcomes:

    The expected deliverables of this project include:

    1. Augmented Reality Content of Hoboken businesses and other notable locations in Hoboken

    2. Develop novel data visualization methods of information provided by the city of Hoboken (Note: Concepts derived from this endeavor could also be applied to novel visualization methods of financial data)

    3. Based on this research, we are planning to submit papers for (at least) the following conferences:
      -Augmented World Expo, 2014

    4. Grant Proposals
      Building on existing NSF proposals for Cyberlearning and SBIR, we will develop additional proposals geared toward funding agencies concerned with social applications of augmented reality and information visualization methods.

    Advisor: Brian Moriarty
    Brian.Moriarty@stevens.edu
    Ext: 8583