Innovations 2000 Is on the Horizon

Posted: March 6, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Sinckler

George Mason students have the opportunity to showcase their creative projects and compete for prizes at Innovations 2000, a celebration of the processes and outcomes of innovative student learning initiatives, held on Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. The annual event is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, University Life, the Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies, and the Century Club of George Mason University. The event is open to the public and refreshments are provided. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 3.

This year, student work is judged in five categories: Community Partnership, Originality and Creativity, Best Use of Technology, Most Effective Corporate Interaction, and Student’s Choice, a new category. The judges are representatives from each of the sponsoring organizations, with the exception of Student’s Choice. This category is judged by registered George Mason student attendees who, after showing their valid ID cards at the door, will receive a ballot that must be submitted by 3 p.m. on the day of the event. A prize of $100 is awarded in each category.

Submissions may include student writing, art work, videos, web pages, science projects, experiential learning projects, community projects, technology innovations, and other demonstrations of intellectual and artistic achievement. Some examples of previous submissions are Teaching Financial Management through WebCT, Weaving a Tapestry of Nursing through Stories, Universal Dance, Globalizing Your Education, and Authentic Lab Experiences in Cognitive Psychology.

The entry selection process is competitive, so faculty members should encourage their students to submit quality projects that demonstrate unique and creative learning experiences. The Innovations 2000 committee will screen entries for quality and thoroughness. Works in progress are welcome. Applications are available online and at the STAR Center in the Johnson Center, Room 229. For more information, contact Star Muir at or x34429.

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