Digital Liberal Arts Fair 2016

December 12, 2016

Faculty, staff, and students present digital liberal arts projects

On December 9, the last day of classes, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and the Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative held the annual Digital Liberal Arts at Grinnell College Fair.  As in years past, this year’s Fair featured a variety of projects from all three divisions — science, social studies, and humanities — of the College.

Many are collaborative projects among faculty, staff, and students, such as the Grinnell Religious Diversity Project or the YouTube channel Tipping Point Math. Others, such as Subcultures and Sociology, are class-based projects.  

Included among this year’s presentations was Prof. Andrew Mobley and his students Alex Schmiechen ’17 and Serena Hocharoen ’17’s work on synthetic chemistry and 3-D printing applications.

“I’m much more used to presenting to a more scientific-based audience, so it was fun to be able to show and explain our 3-D printed molecule models to a more general and diverse group of people who definitely appreciated and understood our work in a whole different way,” Schmiechen explained. “It really made me realize the importance of scientists being able to communicate their findings in a way that is both interesting and accessible to the general public!”