Information Sciences / Media Arts & Entertainment
East Setauket, N.Y.
Project title: Exploring user engagement with interactive media through design and analysis of digital magazines
Mentor: Duke Hutchings
This semester, I have wrapped up my Lumen research and opened doors for future work. My Lumen research project, “Digital classroom magazines: design considerations for young learners”, was presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’14). Alongside this work, research from my summer internship was also presented in the form of a full paper. I attended this conference with my Lumen mentor in Toronto, Canada at the end of April.
I also began work on an exploratory study that was inspired by this work. I interviewed 20 young students, exploring the idea of administering standardized test taking on tablet devices. I will continue working with this data after I leave Elon.
Throughout my Lumen experience, I have started to carve out a niche in the research areas of learning technologies and human-computer interaction. I am excited that, come this Fall, I’ll have the opportunity to continue to pursue this field as a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan School of Information.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.
Elon senior Nicole Payne Mota, whose Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage are reflected in her musical passion and scholarly work, led a Yeager Recital Hall concert on April 24 supported by the university's top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement.
Omolayo Ojo, an international studies major and Honors Fellow from Maryland, will spend a year in Europe before pursuing graduate studies in immigration law, migration and development.
Elon University junior Helen Meskhidze received a scholarship through the national Society of Physics Students.
Mary Rouse, a political science major from Charlotte, North Carolina, will study strategic narratives next year at Royal Holloway, University of London, as she works toward a graduate degree in media, power and public affairs.
Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston in March 2015 to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.