eESP 2.0 update
November 11, 2014
On Wednesday Oct. 1, Daniel McGarvey (Center for Environmental Studies) and Laura Chessin (Graphic Design) assembled seniors from the Environmental Studies and Graphic Design programs at the new Depot (Arts) facility to begin a series of collaborative Capstone projects. Through the remainder of the semester, students from the two programs will work together to develop solutions to local environmental problems/challenges (e.g., reduction of storm water runoff, proliferation of non-native pest species, and on-campus composting facilities), and to create communication products that can be used in community outreach and engagement efforts.
eESP 2.0 students review initial projects submitted by their classmates
In the process, Environmental Studies students will have a unique opportunity to apply what they have already learned and to gain insight to the design and communication process. Graphic Design students will, in turn, acquire in-depth knowledge of select environmental topics while building their professional portfolios. This process will build upon the initial Capstone collaboration, conducted last fall, but will raise the bar on expectations for project outcomes. For instance, students will be required to contact potential community partners and to prepare materials for posting on the Science Matters (NPR/Community Idea Stations) website.
Opening slide from student Cara Herchenrother's presentation on scientific illiteracy