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Since 2001, the Academic Technologies team has completed over 150 projects with Cornell faculty. Please explore the project summaries and see how a wide range of technologies were used to address teaching and learning challenges.

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Agriculture and Life Sciences


Mapping the Cayuga Lake Watershed

M. Todd Walter

Building on a prior project, this collaborative map of the Cayuga Lake watershed is enhanced with new features and new engaging student assignments.

Computing and Information Science


Electronic Workflow in Synthesis Courses Computing and Information Science

Hod Lipson

Moving beyond collaboration with shared notebooks through a user-friendly interface and online access to group data in CVS (concurrent version system).



Resource Bank for Active Learning

Chris Schaffer and Kathryn Dimiduk

A searchable database for faculty to create questions with the Active Learning Strategies method. Feedback mechanisms enable users to vet and improve content.

Balancing Mass, Energy, and Student Interest

Kathryn Dimiduk and Susan Daniel

New teaching and active learning techniques promote student diversity and interest in the field of chemical engineering.


Natural - Development and Regeneration

Jonathan Butcher

Documenting 3d biomedical events in a digital, collaborative format.


Electronic Textbook for Applied Systems Engineering

Peter Jackson

An electronic textbook and associated exercises for the course "Applied Systems Engineering" provide resources for on-campus and distance learning students.


Web Based Machining Instruction for the Emerson Lab

Matthew Ulinski

Consistent training and review for a machining lab is accomplished via an online tutorial with interactive animations and video instruction and onsite kiosk.


Engineering Design and Engineering Materials

Alison Shull

Robocup Team experiences are the basis for Engineering project team case studies and team 'self-studies' identify effective Engineering Project Team processes.

Engineering in the Real World: How to Succeed in Industry

Sally McKee

Electronic portfolios and power point support development of student skills in team work, self-assessment, constructive feedback and presenting information.


Improving the Distance Learning Experience: Applied Systems Engineering

Linda Nozick and Robin Roundy

Capturing a group-based design activity so that remotely located students can appreciate the evolution of ideas.

Web-based, Interactive Tutorials for learning ANSYS & FLUENT Engineering Simulation Software

Rajesh Bhaskaran

Online tutorials that help engineering students learn how to use leading software packages and grasp underlying concepts of engineering design.

Faculty Advisory Board on Information Technologies (FABIT)


Using Virtual World Technologies to Teach Ethics

Carol Grumbach and Park Doing

Students in an engineering course and a government course learn about issues in engineering and legal ethics by assuming different roles in a virtual world.


Using Virtual World Technologies to Teach Ethics

Carol Grumbach and Park Doing

This Engineering Ethics course used virtual world technology to give students insight into the issues regarding remediation of a polluted site in Ithaca.

Putting Watershed Education on the Map

M. Todd Walter and Rich Stedman

A collaborative map allows students in engineering and in the social sciences to collect and share data about the Cayuga Lake watershed.

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