Wide angle shot of the finished models of the bird house, and half of the lab research center on a demo island.

Kent Island

This is a long-term project that the lab will be developing over the course of the next coming years. The goal of this project is to build an interactive, accessible research environment that will allow for students of both Bowdoin and local schools to play the role of a researcher on Kent Island. In this […]

Thais Awarded a Gibbons Fellowship: Increasing Accessibility and Spatial Reasoning in the Earth Sciences using Virtual Reality

Lab advocacy specialist, Thais Carrillo has been awarded a Gibbons Fellowship for her work on increasing accessibility and spatial reasoning in the earth sciences using virtual reality. Read more about Thais’ project featured on Bowdoin’s website in the link below! https://www.bowdoin.edu/news/2020/07/with-vr-thais-carrillo-23-opens-famous-maine-geology-site-to-all.html 

Elevating Expertise of the Lab

Fall 2019 was an important growth semester for the lab, focusing on elevating the general expertise of the lab and preparing the team to take on real, larger scale cooperative research projects in the semester to come. Also exciting was the first of our faculty collaborations. One of the primary goals of the ETL is […]

Matt Awarded Freedman Fellowship: Investigating and Managing Data Collection and Standardized Protocol

Student Manager of the Emerging Technologies Lab, Matthew Donnelly was awarded a Freedman Fellowship for the summer of 2020 to investigate and manage data collection and standardized protocol, both within the ETL and between associated labs. The ETL has relationships with both the VEMI lab of and the budding INSITE lab of Colby College, which […]

Matt awarded a Gibbons Fellowship: Virtual Reality Exploration – sponsored by Dr. Stacy Doore

Matt Donnelly ‘22, with faculty sponsor Dr. Stacy Doore, was awarded a Gibbons Summer Research Fellowship to fund the creation of the Emerging Technologies Lab, which would be Bowdoin College’s first room-scale virtual reality research and development lab. He planned to learn about virtual reality development, research organization, and how to direct a research lab from Dr. […]