Social Sciences Kaleidoscope
The Social Sciences Kaleidoscope (SSK) is a web portal for social media channels students use to engage external audiences about what they are learning and researching in the social sciences. In fall semesters a call goes out for proposals from students, and a faculty committee selects up to three projects. Each selected student receives $400 (to match what they receive in the university's Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program). Students use Vine, YouTube, podcasts, tumblr, digital stories, etc. to document learning and engage peers and members of larger communities.
Spring 2014 projects:
- Jenn Zentmyer used a Tumblr to examine her experiences in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate program.
- Manvinder Singh used a Facebook page to engage the public in facts he learned in his Victimology class as a Criminal Justice major.
Spring 2015 project:
Paige McNeel is using her Twitter account to document her study of natural resources and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Paige is a Geography major and participant in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate program.