3D Printing at the Education Commons!

The Education Commons has just acquired a few 3D printers! We have one 5th generation Makerbot, and 2 Makerbot Minis. We’ve been testing the printers and our procedures over the past week, and the printers will open for campus use on Monday, February 16. We’re excited about offering the printers for all Penn students, faculty … Continue reading 3D Printing at the Education Commons!

Task your 3D mind to win these 3D challenges

As you might have noticed, the last couple of posts of mine have been about 3D printing and obviously this one is too. I just cannot stop my fascination with the subject. This morning, I found this page about 3D challenges. The news is too good to keep to myself, although sharing it could potentially … Continue reading Task your 3D mind to win these 3D challenges

Life with Technology at Penn: Student Research Exhibit

As everyone trickles back in to the library this semester, take some time to walk towards the Van Pelt Collaborative Classroom (right before the WIC entrance, to the right) to see Dr. Rosemary Frasso’s graduate students’ research exhibit Life with Technology Among University of Pennsylvania Students. Dr. Frasso’s previous research exhibits include Pressure Release and Fear and Safety at … Continue reading Life with Technology at Penn: Student Research Exhibit

Student Survey: Looking for Volunteers!

942 responses to our student survey surprised us this October! We posted a summary in advance of our symposium student panel. (Event videos will be online soon. Photos and a great DP article by Stephanie Yang are up now.) We would like to assemble a team of volunteers to help analyze the results. We expect it will … Continue reading Student Survey: Looking for Volunteers!

Looking Back at ϟLightning Roundϟ 2015

Welcome back to another semester! Now, where were we? Ah yes, I think it was something about Topic Modelling, Text Wrangling, 3D Printing, or EDrawing? To help jog your memory (and ours) we’ve just uploaded all 18 of the Lightning Round presentations from this past spring. Have a look at the playlist below and get amped to keep the … Continue reading Looking Back at ϟLightning Roundϟ 2015

SketchUp in Theatre Design

This semester, I’ve had a chance to work more closely with 3D part modeling tools, as I’ve been assisting Eric Barratta’s Introduction to Theater Design class. Although I am well-versed with tools such as SolidWorks and PTC Creo, which allow you to control fine    details in manufacturing drawings, I find that building larger systems … Continue reading SketchUp in Theatre Design

Lightning Round on April 22

As part of our Engaging Students Through Technology series, we’re glad to announce Lightning Round 2015 on April 22, 10:30 am to noon, upstairs in the Kislak Center. Join us to explore creative ideas to engage students in a fast-paced format. Each presenter will share a favorite technology tool or idea with a three-minute time … Continue reading Lightning Round on April 22

Senior Research Spotlight

Event canceled – please check back for similar events in the future Are you a graduating senior? Have you been working hard on a senior thesis or project lately? Does your project involve new media? Can you talk fast? If all of the above apply to you, we welcome you to submit a proposal for … Continue reading Senior Research Spotlight

Academic Impressions at Penn Libraries

This past week Anu Vedantham and I had the opportunity to share thoughts on library service with a broad collection of higher education professionals – from librarians and architects to administrators and consultants – at an Academic Impressions conference here in Philadelphia. With guidance from Patrick Cain, our conference director, we brought the group to tour … Continue reading Academic Impressions at Penn Libraries