Dean Stephen R. Jorgensen, Director Jessie Bradley, and Chair, Larry Ganong, assist children with the ribbon cutting that opens the newly renovated Red Door in the Child Development Laboratory, a program in the HDFS.
Students in Principles of Apparel Manufacturing experience a different type of learning environment. Instructor Kerri McBee-Black (far right) uses the flipped classroom technique to provide lectures online via Blackboard for students to watch before class. During class McBee-Black guides small groups of students through activities and homework to ensure understanding and connection with concepts.
Architectural Studies Immersive Visualization Lab (iLab) helps students visualize designs more accurately. Dr. Balakrishnan, says the iLab is one of few labs in the country to allow undergraduate students hands-on experience using immersive 3-D technology.
Dr. Christopher Hardin, NEP chair, eats with children from MU's Child Development Lab. MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) is constructing a restaurant-quality teaching kitchen, which will be available for use by the CDL.
Dr. Jean Parsons, Associate Professor Textile and Apparel Management, came to MU in the fall 2011. Parsons is in charge of the wide-format digital textile printer used in the design and pattern classes she teaches. Photograph by Amy Sanders.
The annual Personal Finance Symposium, hosted by the Department of Personal Financial Planning, is a great opportunity for students to interact with financial industry leaders.
Real World Experience
SSW Field Work is a major curriculum area in social work, utilizing experience-centered learning as its primary instructional method.
The iLab is a multi-screen virtual reality facility to support 3-d visualization and tele-collaboration using a desktop-VR approach.
The Child Development Lab is an educational setting for children and a teaching and research laboratory for students, faculty and staff.
The Office for Financial Success provides one-on-one financial counseling, as well as group workshops and seminars.