In the Spotlight: Biological Sciences Department

The Biological Sciences Department has created an excellent site on the OpenLab, which is full of resources, news, and helpful information.  It’s well-structured so that everything is easy to find, both on the home page, and in the top menu.  They also have a helpful feed of upcoming departmental events and deadlines in the sidebar.  Take a look!

In the Spotlight: Bridges to the Baccalaureate

We’re excited to see both Bridges to the Baccalaureate, and the program it’s part of, Strengthening Research Interactions through Digital Expressions (STRIDE), on the OpenLab!  STRIDE provides a digital space for student and faculty research resources, and the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program provides academic support and research mentoring to associates degree students in Biology, Chemistry, or Psychology, who will transfer to Brooklyn College to finish their degrees.  Their well-designed site includes plenty of information on the program, and visitors can download the Bridges brochure and application forms.  Students who are interested in applying should do so by their February 28 deadline!

In the Spotlight: The Buzz

The Buzz is the blog for our excellent group of student bloggers, who are writing on a wide variety of topics, from fashion to food, and more.  This semester the group also includes a few photobloggers who will be posting and writing about their photographs.  There are already three new posts this week, as well as an active comments section.  Check it out, and leave a comment!

In the Spotlight: Interdisciplinary Committee

We’re happy to see more and more college committees on the OpenLab, including the Interdisciplinary Committee!  They have a great site, which is well organized and informative, making it easy to find anything visitors want to know about what the committee does, joining the committee, or submitting an application to designate a course as interdisciplinary.  We also love their eye-catching header and logo!

In the Spotlight: Biomedical Informatics Club

This club, for students interested in the new Biomedical Informatics major at City Tech, has a great site featuring lots of information on club and other local activities and events.  It also includes resources on jobs, internships, and the field of Biomedical Informatics in general. We’re happy to see them on the OpenLab!

In the Spotlight: Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing: Adventures with Image & Text

“Ways of Seeing” is a First Year Learning Community for ADGA students who are taking Professor Jenna Spevak’s Graphic Design Principles I and Professor Jody Rosen’s English Composition I courses.  Students are creatively reflecting on the world around them through image and text, from New York City more generally, to local field trips, City Tech, the view from their window, and more.  The course site is well-structured, making it easy to browse through the projects for both courses.  Students have also created ePortfolios, which can be accessed from the course profile. Do take a look at their great work!