• Announcing the Winners of the 3D Printing Competition – Spring 2024

    We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our 3D printing and design competition. Congratulations to all participants for their incredible creativity and dedication About the Competition Our 3D printing and design competition aimed to inspire students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels to explore the possibilities of 3D printing technology. We encouraged participants to embark on a journey of learning, innovation, and self-discovery. Through workshops and support, we provided opportunities for students to hone their skills and unleash their imagination. The Winners After careful deliberation by our panel of judges, we are delighted to announce the following winners: First Prize: Alexander Casella – “Aventine miniatures” Second Prize: Darian Mehran-Lodge – “Bishop…

  • Vote for the People’s Choice Award for the 3d Printing Competition

    Thanks to everyone who joined this year’s competition! Our application period closed on April 22nd. Now, it’s time to vote for the People’s Choice Award, worth $50. Your vote will decide our next winner! Voting closes at midnight Thursday, May 9th. All winners will be announced Friday, May 10th. Read through the following submissions then vote for your favorite. These 3D models were entered into the Spring 2024 3D Printing and Design Competition. Participants were tasked with answering this prompt: ‘Share how you made your project, what inspired you, what you learned, and where it could take you. Essentially, tell us the story behind your project and reflect on the process.…

  • 3D Printing and Design Competition Spring 2024

    Digital Learning & Scholarship is excited to announce a 3D printing and design competition. We encourage students from all backgrounds and skill levels to consider participating. Even if you are not familiar with 3D printing and design software, you should still consider throwing your hat into the ring! We will offer a number of workshops on SketchUp and other tools to help get you started. The goal for this competition is to encourage you to push yourself to learn new skills and think about what you can do with 3D printing technology. We want to know how you created your project, what inspired you, what you learned along the way,…

  • ChatGPT Plugins 

    Plugins are powerful tools that can significantly enhance the academic and research capabilities of faculty and students alike. By integrating these specialized software components into existing platforms, users can streamline a multitude of tasks ranging from data analysis and scholarly searches to content creation and travel arrangements. Plugins can automate repetitive processes, provide immediate access to vast databases of information, and facilitate complex computational tasks, all within the familiar confines of a ChatGPT conversation window. This integration allows for a more efficient workflow, enabling scholars to focus on the critical thinking and creative processes that drive academic innovation.  However, while plugins offer numerous benefits, it is crucial to approach them…

  • AI Sandbox Resources

    Bing’s AI Copilot for writing: How to “Play” with an LLM Chatbot Chatbots based on Large Language Models cannot flawlessly execute most complex writing tasks, but there are a variety of cases where they can be used to complement a writer’s process and assist in the thought-work that goes into good writing. Try out some of these tasks and prompts with Bing’s AI Copilot chatbot (you have free “Enterprise” access with your Trinity Microsoft account!). Ideating One of the most useful things an LLM chatbot can do is use its “remixing” capability to generate ideas that writers can use as “springboards” to larger, more complex endeavors. When using an LLM…