Interns with the GRACE Project showcased their great accomplishments and enthusiasm on Thursday evening in front of more than 60 friends and family members. Using ESRI’s StoryMap app, they all produced map-based websites that share aspects of the work they did this summer with the Keweenaw National Historical Park/National Park Service and the Keweenaw Time Traveler. Colleagues Randall Raymond (GRACE Project) and David Anderson (Eastern Michigan Univ) joined us from downstate and marveled not only at the GIS skills the students gained but also the creativity and confidence they exhibited. Through the partnership between Michigan Tech, the National Park Service, and Eastern Michigan, we all look forward to expanding the NSF-funded GRACE Program, which joins schools and community organizations to put STEM learning and career skills to work in the real world. Congratulations to everyone and look out for future GRACE Intern projects!
Check out our students' StoryMaps -- including some presentation videos!
Jason Ackerman & Tim Stone: Keweenaw Time Traveler Jason and Tim explain what the Time Traveler is all about and highlight fun stories about change over time in our towns. Jason sums up the Keweenaw Time Traveler really nicely here! Kailyn Dominguez-Taylor: Project SISU- Welcome to the Beautiful Keweenaw Kailyn built an interactive map to showcase her 2012 experience with Project SISU. Here’s Kailyn talking about her work.
Garrick Ensminger & Ilhan Onder: Walkability in Laurium and Calumet: A Student's Perspective Garrick and Ilhan show us where the GRACE students think are the best and worst places to cross streets in Calumet and Laurium, as part of their contribution to the Keweenaw National Historical Park's Complete Streets Project. Here, Ilhan tells about the Complete Street program.
The GRACE Interns have learned so much this summer, but their time is almost up! They have put together presentations about their experiences using map-based StoryMaps software. Please join us to learn more about their adventures and the great contributions they have made to building the Time Traveler this summer. Details in the flier below.