The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation is pleased to announce its Mini Grant recipients for 2013. Mini Grants were created by the CWI Foundation to encourage faculty and staff to develop, enhance, and improve the educational environment and learning opportunities at the College. The grants support projects that impact CWI students.
This year’s recipients include:
- Catherine Bailey from the English department to fund field trips for English 101 students to a reading in Boise of internationally renowned Dominican-American author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Junot Diaz.
- Michelle Fellows from the Psychology department in support of the Cultural Perspectives in Developmental Psychology project that will showcase students’ posters throughout CWI that communicate differences between two or more cultures of various issues in developmental psychology.
- Nikki Gorrell from the Anthropology department to facilitate a field trip to Bend, Ore. where anthropology students will explore the High Desert Museum and Chimps, Inc. The High Desert Museum offers compelling exhibits on Great Basin ecology and Northern Paiute aboriginal groups. Chimps, Inc. is a sanctuary that provides a healthy and active environment for chimpanzees that have been retired from testing facilities or turned in by former owners.
- Evelyn Grime of Business Partnerships/Workforce Development to purchase a Plumbing Apprentice Lab that will give students hands-on experience to reinforce plumbing theory.
- Irwin Horowitz from the Physics department to purchase a Solar Telescope. The telescope will enable students and the greater community to safely view activities on the sun, such as sun spots and prominences, in addition to studying a variety of phenomena associated with stars.
- Maia Kelley from the Mathematics department to create screencast lectures on iPads to be used as supplemental resources for math classes.
- Rhonna Krouse from the Exercise and Health Science department to acquire a Cardio Check PA Analyzer, which will provide full lipid profiles of all Health and Wellness students.
- Brian McClain from the Chemistry department in support of Mathematica software, which will help create interactive media files based on mathematical theories used in chemistry.
- Martha Timberlake from the Social and Human Relations department to facilitate a Social Human Relations symposium entitled Social Relations in a Digital Age.
- Randall Wagner from the Mathematics department to purchase a MobiView that will provide instructors full workspace and desktop control throughout the classroom to enhance teacher-student interactions.