Funds from the Student Technology Fee are available to stimulate the development of innovative student-focused technology projects on the Oxford campus. A total of $525,000 is available and any student, faculty or staff member may apply for funding. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Feb. 13.
The funds will be awarded through a competitive process that is governed by a review team comprised of students, faculty and staff members from across the campus. Funds awarded will be for projects in the 2012-2013 school year.
All proposals must be in compliance with the guidelines for expenditures, as developed by the University Senate IT Policy Committee and approved by the IT Strategic Advisory Council.
Over the past four years the Student Tech Fee Competitive Process has awarded over $2 million to 272 projects designed to use technology to enhance the Miami Experience.
Highlights of the projects currently under way include installing a holographic 3D display system to showcase student work in the new BEST Library, providing laptops, headphones and tablet computers for checkout in the libraries, and an electronic percussion program. Projects have been submitted from all academic divisions and a broad variety of disciplines.
While most of the awards have gone to academic proposals, Miami student-led projects have also been supported. The First Miami Student Credit Union received $4,736 to upgrade its data processing system to provide more efficient services to their over 1,700 members. Students in the Entrepreneurship program in the Farmer School of Business received $6,815 to deploy video equipment dedicated to the creation of web video including guest speakers, lectures and other features and deploying that video via iTunes U and YouTube.
For more information about the Student Tech Fee competitive funding process, including the proposal form, the complete guidelines and lists of past years’ funded proposals, please visit www.muohio.edu/techfee.