INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Project Labs allow students to earn course credit over multiple semesters while working on faculty-led, interdisciplinary, public-facing projects that take on issues like homelessness or the development of civics educational resources for schools.
Through Project Labs, students have opportunities to:
- Develop and demonstrate 21st-century skills like digital literacies, complex problem solving, and teamwork
- Apply knowledge from classes to real-world projects with impact
- Build networks with faculty, community groups, non-profits, and businesses
- Build a portfolio to show what they know.
Project-Based Learning asks students to apply knowledge from their classes and experiences to real-world problems. Working with faculty, non-profits, and businesses on public-facing projects, they further develop skills that will help them in college, in their personal lives, and on their career paths. Students also can build a portfolio to show what they know.
Project Labs will help students develop the 21st Century Career Skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing career landscape. By working on interdisciplinary teams on long-term, public-facing projects, students advance their skills in communication, complex problem solving, teamwork, creativity, and adaptability.