Jacob Kordeleski, a senior Classics major and 2017-2018 Freedman Student Fellow, has used technology support from Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center to produce 3D images of prized artifacts in The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Jacob hopes that one day 3D exhibits “become commonplace in museums” due to the significant educational value of virtual reality.
Additionally, Asha Ravichandran, a senior World Literature major, was selected as a 2018-2019 Freedman Student Fellow. Asha will use Geographic Information System (GIS) to study how local resources may be more effectively used to serve homeless populations.
Read more about the 2017-2018 Freedman Center student library projects in the Fall 2018 issue of KSL Connects (download the full issue of KSL connects here). Jacob and Asha’s projects are discussed on page 26.
The Walter Freedman and Karen Harrison Freedman Student Fellowships
These fellowships give undergraduate and graduate students funding to complete targeted digital projects under the guidance of Kelvin Smith Library’s Digital Learning and Scholarship Team.
Students can partake in one of two opportunities:
- Internship track: Paid working internships for students to work in the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship on faculty or library-initiated digital projects
- Grant track: Grants for students to employ digital scholarship methods to conduct their own research
Funding is intended to support significant and impactful projects, and may include research undertaken as part of undergraduate capstones, and graduate theses or dissertations.