Crosby Fellowship awardees announced

Four proposals were recently awarded funding through the inaugural Crosby Fellowship program.

Crosby Fellowships are awarded to Dunwoody faculty to fund projects that will significantly increase the students’ educational experience by raising the quality of instruction or curriculum development.

“When faculty have the support they need, they can provide for student experiences that will help them be more effectively prepared for the workforce,” said Associate Provost Ann Iverson.

Crosby Fellowship recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2015 Crosby Fellowship:

  1. Group work in a technical education environment, proposed by Senior Instructor Teresa Milligan. Funds for this project will allow Milligan to research and develop best practices for group work in a post-secondary technical education setting.
  1. Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) for Check-Out from the Design Library, proposed by Librarian Sarah Huber, Instructor Jon Hasssenfritz, Principal Instructor Kelly Ness, and Instructor Paula Merns. This project will support the purchase of VR and AR tools available for students to checkout in the Design Library.
  1. Developing Students with Industry Certification; American Welding Society (AWS)-Accredited Test Facility Certification, proposed by Senior Instructor Mike Reeser, Instructor Mark Schwendeman, and Senior Instructor Denise Bailey. The completion of this project will establish Dunwoody as the only AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF) in Minnesota. This will also raise the quality of education welding students receive by increasing the level of rigor in laboratory assignments.
  1. The Minnesota Community Design Center (MCDC), proposed by Architecture Program Manager John Dwyer and Construction Management Program Manager Heather Gay. Funds for this project will support the first phase in establishing the Minnesota Community Design Center (MCDC). The MCDC would provide pro bono architecture and construction management services to Minnesota communities in need. This project would also provide a source of hands-on assignments for students and employment opportunities for recent graduates.