Students in Prof. Claire Stewart’s Culinary Improvisation course are reflecting on their cooking techniques and the foods they use for weekly improvisational challenges in the kitchen. We were impressed with the detailed descriptions of their process, accompanied by photographs they took themselves. By reading through their posts and comments they’ve made on each other’s work, you get a sense of the community they’re building in the class. Take a look at what they’re up to, but with a warning that it might make you hungry!
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!
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!
The OpenLab site for Professor Sandra Cheng’s Introduction to Film course is well-organized, informative, and visually appealing. It’s easy to find course information and student work, and she has included plenty of helpful and relevant resources, such as links to City Tech and NYC film-related resources and an RSS feed from the New York Times Movies section. Course activity has just begun with students introducing themselves, but they’ll be engaging with interesting topics throughout the semester, so be sure to keep checking back to see what they’re writing about!
This senior design project was created by a team of mechanical engineering students, Josel De la Cruz, Ronald Valenzuela, Jeffrey Lim, and Raymond Persaud. We didn’t know anything about router tables before looking through this project, but we thought it was a great example of how the OpenLab can be used to organize and showcase group projects. It turns out we learned something new, too!
This week we’re featuring Professor Rob Ostrom’s ENG 1101 section, Not Only the Dead Know Brooklyn. Students have just posted some excellent multimedia presentations, in which each group researched a neighborhood in Brooklyn and explored the changes in that neighborhood over time. Students did a great job, and have posted their work on the course site in multiple formats including video, sound, and Prezi and PowerPoint presentations. Take a look!
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!
“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!