As an initiative out of the eLearning and Emerging Technologies team in GVSU’s Information Technology Department, the Technology Showcase is an: immersive and engaging environment to: INTERACT, DISCOVER, LEARN, and SHARE how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU.
After seeing a tweet by @PhillyGVPres, requesting ideas to fill her bookshelf in the Office of the President, Eric Kunnen and Samantha Krepel came up with an idea:
How about a welcome gift for our new president?
Taking that idea and running with it, Samantha, a GVSU 2020 undergraduate and showcase student assistant, 3D designed and printed a replica of the Cook Carillon Clock Tower, located on the Allendale campus.
By using Tinkercad, a 3D modelling software, she was able to recreate the clock tower to show her love for GVSU. After 30 hours of printing, the clock tower came to life! While this wasn’t made for any academic intent, Samantha found it to be a great icon to symbolically encapsulate Grand Valley!
Samantha is from West Michigan, and has been glad to call GVSU her home for her undergraduate career. She has a passion for creativity within her work at GVSU’s Atomic Object Technology Showcase, which provided the resources needed to print the Cook Carillon Clock Tower for President Mantella.
About the GVSU Atomic Object Technology Showcase
Located in room 012 of the Atrium in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, the showcase is an initiative of the eLearning and Emerging Technologies unit within Information Technology that provides faculty, staff, and students with an immersive and engaging environment to: INTERACT, DISCOVER, LEARN, and SHARE how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU.
To date, the showcase has over 40 exhibits ranging across a spectrum of innovative technology.
- Learn more on the Technology Showcase website.