Autumn Rollack, '17
The Digital Scholarship team has launched a new site that features the work of St. Lawrence University scholars.
Visitors to the site can explore the Summer 2020 Project Showcase by project or by student. The showcase celebrates more than seventy students who participated in funded summer internship and research fellowship opportunities on campus and around the world.
The site was designed to replace the fellows’ in-person research presentations, which were originally scheduled for Laurentian Weekend in October but could not go forward as planned because of COVID-19.
While the Scholar showcase might have been built out of necessity, the digital scholarship team is already eyeing additional uses for the site, such as a second showcase that highlights the backgrounds, home countries, and research interests of SLU’s international and multilingual students.
John LaShomb, Web Developer and Systems Administrator, '10, said, “I hope to see this site grow over the coming semesters and further evolve how Laurentians share the amazing work they create here. It’s exciting to incorporate St. Lawrence's tenth learning goal of Digital scholarship into our traditions of presenting student research.”
He said the team has been experimenting with new geomapping platforms that help to create more dynamic user experiences.
“As our collection of student work grows,” LaShomb said, “we can curate collections of student work on maps or timelines based on the geographic locations or time periods covered.”