This resource contains diversity activities, discussions, and readings from a wide variety of sources, including other Outward Bound schools (in particular, Thompson Island Outward Bound Center), diversity workbooks, online resources, and instructor practices.
This review of leadership literature and materials was completed by the Spring 2017 Honors Leadership Development course at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. The text contains a review of materials relevant to those studying the topic of leadership. It contains materials on traits and skills of leaders, ethical characteristics of leaders, leadership and emotional intelligence, effective communication, motivating groups, building cohesive groups, creating and utilizing effective goals, effective decision making, initiating change, empowering others, and historical approaches to leadership.
Students' eyes are opened to the value of creative, expressive and succinct visual presentation of data, findings and concepts. Student pairs design, redesign and perform simple experiments to test the differences in thermal conductivity (heat flow) through different media (foil and thin steel). Then students create visual diagrams of their findings that can be understood by anyone with little background on the subject, applying their newly learned art vocabulary and concepts to clearly communicate their results. The principles of visual design include contrast, alignment, repetition and proximity; the elements of visual design include an awareness of the use of lines, color, texture, shape, size, value and space. If students already have data available from other experiments, have them jump right into the diagram creation and critique portions of the activity.
Explore landscape architecture construction materials, methods, and implementation practices through an interactive and simulated environment. Launch the link to view the desktop version or use a virtual reality device. The user can select a particular construction element to view real-life construction videos, 2D construction drawings, and construction phases through 3D representations. Be sure and notice the stormwater drainage animation located at the center of the courtyard with realistic sounds of rain and thunder. Videos and 2D construction drawings combined with the VR environment will allow users to get a realistic experience without physically being at a specific site.
Welcome to an overview of using Unity and Unreal engines to get started with Virtual Reality. This documentation was originally compiled and utilized for the Pittsburgh VR Meetup group at Community College of Allegheny County.
Students learn the value of writing and art in science and engineering. They acquire vocabulary that is appropriate for explaining visual art and learn about visual design principles (contrast, alignment, repetition and proximity) and elements (lines, color, texture, shape, size, value and space) that are helpful when making visual aids. A PowerPoint(TM) presentation heightens students' awareness of the connection between art and engineering in order to improve the presentation of results, findings, concepts, information and prototype designs. Students also learn about the science and engineering research funding process that relies on effective proposal presentations, as well as some thermal conductivity / heat flow basics including the real-world example of a heat sink which prepares them for the associated activity in which they focus on creating diagrams to communicate their own collected experimental data.