March marks the beginning of SPEED season for ITS and the Libraries. We are now in the 6th year of running Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development (SPEED) and have worked with a wide range of faculty and students on dozens of projects to improve undergraduate learning. SPEED awards primarily consist of dedicated support from academic technologists, web developers, librarians and student intern. For 2017, we are focusing on projects related to data visualization. From infographics to interactive maps to network diagrams, creating graphical displays of information happens across disciplines, whether to explore and synthesize, experiment and reframe, or present an argument.
Each summer we hire SPEED interns to make these projects possible. SPEED interns are deeply involved in projects from start to completion and learn new technologies, work collaboratively, and find solutions to unique challenges. It is a great way to learn technical skills and build your portfolio. If this sounds interesting, read the job description, see sample projects, and apply.
Faculty and Staff
We are interesting in partnering with Swarthmore faculty and staff with interesting ideas for data visualization. We select projects based on feasibility, how data visualization might creatively engage project goals, and whether compelling insights into the data can be made possible through these visualizations as well as the potential benefit to Swarthmore students and the College community. If you have an visualization idea that you would like to bring to life, read more details and apply.