3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (2/2)

Cross-Posted on the Scholars’ Lab blog.  UVA’s Slavic Librarian, Kathleen Thompson, and Slavic Lecturer, Jill Martiniuk, conclude their two-part evaluation of the 3D printing assignment for Yuri Urbanovich’s ‘Understanding Russia’ course. Considering both student and professor feedback, Kathleen and Jill offer suggestions to continue and improve this interactive assignment in future courses: Since this project was an experiment,… More 3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (2/2)

3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (1/2)

Cross-posted on the Scholars’ Lab blog. In a previous post, UVA’s Slavic Librarian, Kathleen Thompson, and Slavic Lecturer, Jill Martiniuk, outlined the early stages of a 3D printing assignment for Yuri Urbanovich’s ‘Understanding Russia: Symbols, Myths, and Archetypes of Identity’ course. Kathleen and Jill now describe the unexpected obstacles and opportunities of this assignment in a two part… More 3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (1/2)

Teaching Archaeology of the Middle East in the Time of Daesh: the Merits of Incorporating Allahyari’s “Material Speculation” with 3D Printing

Cross-posted on the Scholars’ Lab blog. Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Sue Ann McCarty frequently visits the Makerspace to print archaeological artifacts. Over multiple conversations, we’ve discovered that we share a similar passion for 3D modeling and printing in the classroom. Sue Ann recently applied her research to a course she taught at James Madison University, and… More Teaching Archaeology of the Middle East in the Time of Daesh: the Merits of Incorporating Allahyari’s “Material Speculation” with 3D Printing

3D Printing in the Classroom: Course Assignments and the Makerspace

Cross-posted on the Scholars’ Lab blog. During the first week of the spring semester, the Makerspace was a flurry of activity, our Ultimaker 2 printing feverishly throughout the day. Groups of students came in and out, selecting and slicing models, checking on their 3D prints, and assembling different components. This week marked the beginning of… More 3D Printing in the Classroom: Course Assignments and the Makerspace

Classical Archaeology and the Makerspace

Cross-posted on the Scholars’ Lab blog. A few weeks ago, R. Benjamin Gorham, a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Art & Archaeology at the University of Virginia, visited the Makerspace for a consultation on photogrammetry and 3D printing. Ben has been using GIS, drones, and photogrammetry during his summer excavations in Morgantina, Sicily and wanted to… More Classical Archaeology and the Makerspace

Preserving, Reconstructing, and Teaching in 3D

Cross-posted on the Scholars’ Lab blog. The destruction of historic monuments has been a frequent topic in the news lately due to the Syrian and ISIS conflicts. The destruction of historic mosques and, most recently, the Temple of Baal in Palmyra have sent shockwaves through the international community. The public outcry for cultural casualties has been so overwhelming that it has prompted… More Preserving, Reconstructing, and Teaching in 3D