Nine faculty members awarded Faculty Innovation Grants
Nine Carthage faculty members have been awarded STEP 1 Faculty Innovation Grants (FIG).
The awards, made possible by the Donald Hedberg Endowment for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, recognize promising early-stage innovations that address problems or challenges facing a community. The communities addressed in these four projects range from elementary school STEM classrooms to cancer patients. Each team will spend the spring semester developing a proposed technology prototype that addresses a challenge faced by their community of choice.
Program and development teams for STEP 1 (spring 2023):
- Angela Dassow and Dana Garrigan: Developing a classroom-friendly bee chalet to encourage interest in STEM majors
- Steven Henle and Andrea Henle: Development of low-cost fluorescent and light microscopes for science classrooms in high-need school districts
- Cheryl Peterson, Nancy Reese, and K8 Prange: Developing a spiritual care application (app) to support and connect adults with cancer
- Wenjie Sun and Rick Bingen ’15: Bridge real world-needs from community partners and diverse talents from Carthage through civic engagement/service-learning connection platform
Successful prototype innovations will be invited to continue their work in STEP 2 of the FIG cycle. STEP 2 projects will involve student participants and will introduce the proposed innovation to a pilot audience.
Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:
The Aspire Center
For more information, contact:
Kevin Crosby: firstname.lastname@example.org