Monday, June 10, 2013

HCC at NISOD Conference

Recently, some HCC faculty and staff went to the NISOD Conference in Houston, TX.

Travis Meek presented at the conference. "It was a great experience to be honored with the Excellence award at NISOD. The honor was intensified from being able to share it with HCC colleagues and a fellow Excellence award winner Mike Rabaut. Austin was an exciting city filled with music all around and bats flying overhead. To be honest the conference started off a bit slow for me because of so low attendance at sessions including the one I presented. By Wednesday it had all turned around with some innovative presentations on ideas I plan to implement in my own courses in varying amounts, such as flipped classrooms and collaborative testing." - Travis Meek

Mike Rabaut was HCC's NISOD Award Winner. "I found the experience interesting and was honored to receive the award especially with my school mate Travis Meek, a fellow Excellence award winner. The conference was enlightening and full of pleasant surprises, and of course there were the night time activities. I would like to extend my thanks to Dana Livesay and the CITT group for their hard work and dedication to helping faculty with their technology needs as well as allowing me to attend the conference. I especially enjoyed the evening dinner and accompanying Jam session that was punctuated with the talents of the attendees." - Mike Rabaut

HCC had a table at the conference:

Mike Rabaut and Dana Livesay:

Mike Rabaut and Travis Meek:

Etruscan Metalworking Project: SUCCESS!

This past year, professor Travis Meek embarked on an Etruscan metalworking project with his Honors Humanities class. The students carved votive figures, built a furnace and casted and bronzed their figures. Click here to read the entire story.

Professor Meek and his Honors Humanities Class

Bronzed Figure