Professor Hank Art’s course, the Natural History of the Berkshires delves into the biology, geography, climate and history of the Berkshires. The georeferencing, rubbersheeting and compiling of aerial photographs from 1942, 1952 and 1970 will be an important resource for students. In order to make the georeferenced images easily-accessible to students and the general public, images were uploaded onto the Natural History of the Berkshires database using ContentDM. We also made updates to the site, improving navigation and updating site maps.
Afghan Media Project (2003)
This project branched off from Professor David Edwards' WAMP (Williams Afghan Media Project). It consisted of creating a short video presentation of Professor of Photography, Ed Grazda. The video was to be approximately fifteen to twenty minutes in length, and would comprise of an audio interview of Professor Grazda accompanied by the photographs he had taken of Afghanistan, its people and their way of life under the rule of the Taliban during the years of 1992-2000. It was decided that project would be done in Macromedia Flash MX.
Africana Studies Web site (2010)
The Africana Studies program wanted a website that featured students more prominently. They wanted students to visit the site and feel that the space was created for them. The new website now has audio, image and video capabilities - features that were not possible in the previous site. Africana Studies is a very contemporary and political program. With the new website it will now be easier for the program to update content on the website.
American Studies Website (2007)
The American Studies Program needed a website that was more modern and more professional to better reflect the program on the internet. A new site was designed from scratch and constructed using the content management system Symphony to make it easy to update and so more likely to stay in use. The new site has updatable faculty and course lists as well as information from the old site with collages of appropriate images.
Archbishop William King (2001)
The catalog of the library of Archbishop William King. Research by Robert Matteson; published in collaboration with Gayle Barton; web site by Gianna Marzilli.
Archive Z is a website designed to house over 6,000 photographs taken by Professor Kim Gutschow during her fieldwork in Tibet and the Western Himalaya. The photographs are categorized with an intricate schema of rich cultural terms. The website offers educational text about many of the categories used to define the images, as well as a unique way of searching for those images. A user can search for images within the main categories of Action, Being, Place, Object or Time. Alternatively, there is a generic search which can return text, images, or both. And as a final option, a user can go straight to an Advanced Search and control their search by inputting terms directly and choosing the nature of the search directly.
Art Department Website (2003)
This project was essentially to have a redesign and reorganization of the existing Williams Art Department website in order to make it both visually more appealing and more user-accessible. The design was to incorporate a bridge between Art History and Studio Art and yet show the distinctions between them.
Art History 462 CD (2000)
Development of a CD-ROM for the Shearer's course in Contemporary Art and Film.
Art Portfolio (2007)
Astronomy Images/Animations (1999)
This project involves the use of existing images of eclipses to create composite images and animations.
Imagine you are a bird flying along the coast of the Baja peninsula with the ability to see the geological makeup of the coastline. With high resolution satellite images, elevation model data, and ArcGIS software, you can. For this project, short movie tours of various parts of the peninsula and islands in the region were created for DVDs that will be sold with an atlas, to be published in the near future. Here are three samples: 1) Isla Angel de la Guarda; 2) Punta Chivato Isla San Marcos; 3) Isla Carmen.
Basic Spoken Chinese (2003)
This project involves creating a Director MX movie for use as an academic supplement to Chinese 101 and 102 students. The movie incorporates audio, video, and text to accomplish this goal. The completed project includes 88 videos and 352 dialogues synchronized to the audio in the videos. The dialogues consist of 2 speakers and the text can be set to English, Pinyin, Simplified, or Traditional characters. The audio mode can be set to full audio or one speaker only. The project can be delivered as a Shockwave movie, or a projector file for Windows or Mac OS X.
Bibliographic Database (1999)
The creati on of a searchable database of journal articles with a web interface that will allow students and faculty to catalog the results of papers for easier research.
Professor Will Dudley wanted a social-networking site for his philosophy class, Big Games: The Spiritual Significance of Sports. He currently has a contentDM collection of video clips that he uses in his classes. Dudley wanted a site that allows the general public, as well as his class, to post new video clips and photographs. He can use these video clips in his class and add them to his contentDM collection.
BIMO Website (2001)
The BIMO program is an academic area that lies between Biochemistry and Molecular biology. This program does not have a physical home so we created the BIMO website to act as the community space and information center for students and faculty who are involved or interested in the program.
Bio 132 Website (2001)
Human and Social Biology is a biology class that deals with current issues in science that students in the class along with students at large find interesting. The site targets two audiences as it is smoothly integrated with Blackboard for the class while still maintaining its ability to function as a general information site.
Bio 313 & 314 Websites (1999)
To create web sites for Biol 313 and Biol 314, Immunology and Virology respectively. The pages will include course information such as syllabus and handouts as well as online discussion forums for class issues.
This website was designed with the goal of making biology appealing to non-majors. Making the subject less intimidating, the website consists of study strategies, research opportunities, resources for students, and a facebook of mentors, t.a.s, and professors. A video of how to approach professors was also created and will be up on the website. The video describes good and bad ways to approach professors to make the process of getting to know professors easier for first year students.
Biology Department Website (2004)
This project involved redesigning the current Biology Website with in intent of making it more attractive and easier to navigate. New information was included along with graphics, and a Cascading Style Sheet was used to simplify updates and create a uniform structure and layout.
Biology Website (2002)
Our task was to redesign the Biology Website while retaining all the content of the old website and making it more attractive and easier to navigate while providing the relevant information to its audience.
CES Websites (2004)
This was a three-part project, the purpose of which was to create new websites for the Center of Environmental Studies, the Matt Cole Memorial Library, and Hopkins Memorial Forest. These three are inextricably linked, yet very much distinct resources. The new design reflects this relationship, as all three sites have the same layout, yet individual color schemes and graphics. The site construction consisted mainly of transferring information from the pre-existing website, and re-organizing it to facilitate navigation.
Chaplains' Office Website (2005)
This project involved simplifying and redesigning a new web site for the Chaplains’ Office at Williams College to replace its old web site (http://link.to.the.old.site), giving it a more updated look, and making it easier to maintain.
The only time in your daily routine that hasn't yet been exploited for learning purposes is your daily workout. Chemcasts are interesting stories about chemistry in the form of short podcasts, so that students can automatically download them from iTunes and work out while listening. Find out, for example, how to keep soda from exploding, why ice cream doesn't refreeze properly, and why diamonds actually are not forever.
A fully-functional and secure browser-based chemical inventory system specifically engineered to replace the current ad-hoc system running on a laptop chained to a room in the TCL. Included is the framework for a multi-user system, and reversion capabilities.
Chemistry Lab Videos (2004)
The goal of the chemistry lab videos has been to create comprehensive visual instructions to familiarize students with intimidating equipment and confusing procedures before arriving in the lab. It is important to create a lab environment that looks as simple as possible, and maintain a visual continuity with the physical space even after editing. After filming on digital video we captured the footage on an external hard-drive and edited it using Final Cut Pro.
Child and Family Research Labs Website (2003)
The purpose of this project was two-fold. First, members of the Williams College Psychology Department wanted to communicate information about their studies with people who lived outside of the immediate Williamstown area. This was addressed by building a web site that would provide information about the various ongoing studies along with contact information. Additionally, the site would allow for related background readings or other publications to be included in the content. Second, the Web Site needed to be interactive in its ability to provide secure online surveys and questionnaires that participants could send back electronically. This was addressed by creating secure .pdf files where participants enter a password before opening the documents. The password is granted to them after a brief phone interview with a faculty member. Once downloaded, participants can email the surveys back as attachments. This content-rich site with the downloadable .pdf files allows faculty members to communicate and interact with participants outside of Williamstown.
Cognitive Science (2008)
The Cognitive Science program needs a website that describes the concentration. This website should contain a list of events or highlights on the home page, a description of current faculty, the names of current and past concentrators, a listing of course offerings, and a detailed paragraph about the program. If there is time at the end of the project, a chatbot will be added to the site. This chatbot should allow Professor Zaki to easily input her own content.
Professor Jay M. Pasachoff worked with WIT to produce an educational video about the sun. The video combines impressive solar images gathered by NASA and Professor Pasachoff with original footage and narration captured on the Williams College campus. Providing a concise and informative survey of the science behind studying the sun, the video is appropriate for use in high school and college classrooms.
Community Profile (2000)
Design of a web-based community profile for Northern Berkshire County that will assist students in Applied Anthropology and Sociology 206 and other such courses search for and work with local demographic, housing, and other social indicator data.
CTAH Website (2000)
Redesign of CTAH web pages.
Dance Program Website (1999)
To create a website for the dance program and THEA 207, a course on dance history, which will serve as a resource of dance and dance history for this course and the general internet community.
Data Visualization (2008)
This project involved creating time-lapse movies that showed visual changes as well as energy output fluctuations of the 7.2 kW solar array on the roof of the Morley Science Center. The movies, spanning from July 2007 to June 2008, comprise sequences of hourly solar array images synchronized with a dynamic chart dispalying each image's corresponding energy output. Organized into monthly and entire year clips, the movies capture the solar array in different weather conditions and their effect on energy output. The movies will be used in the future by students in GEOS 206 - Renewable Energy and the Sustainable Campus, as well as future interns in the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives.
The Costume Archives at Williams is a digital collection of documentation of theatrical costumes. These costumes, designed by Deborah Brothers of the Williams College Theatre Department are from past productions, and represent different periods in costume history. The archives include three-dimensional rotatable videos of the costumes, as well as digital scans of corresponding costume sketches. This collection will serve as a useful resource to students, allowing them to view the costumes within a historical frame of reference and along with appropriate costume terms.
Disappearing Farms (2004)
This project is a DVD documenting the disappearance of dairy farms around Williamstown. In particular, it contains interviews for, and aerial views of, the Moon Farm, the Sunnybrook Farm, and the Rhodes Farm. Over the past weeks our group has worked on editing footage for inclusion with the DVD, using the Magic Morph program to show the changes in the farms over time and using ArcGIS to produce three dimensional maps of the areas. We used DVD Maker to put all of this content together. Here are two webified short clips: 1970 Moon Farm 3D Map and Rhodes Farm Magic Morph
The Eclipse Website project involved an overhaul of the site structure, extensive modification of the underlying html code, and the addition of new photo and video content. Cascading style sheets were implemented across the site to facilitate a uniform appearance and to simplify maintenance and modification in the future. Dead links and redundant content were removed. Lastly, a small website created for the occasion of Professor Pasachoff's 60th birthday was incorporated into the larger Eclipse site.
The Economics Department asked for an easily updatable webpage. Utilizing Wordpress, this site will allow all faculty to alter their own pages using an intuitive user interface.
Economics 385 and Mathcad (1999)
Use of Mathcad software to develop course materials for Economics 385: Games and Information.
English Department Website (2003)
Envi 101 & 211 Websites (2000)
Development of two course web sites and additional computer-based exercises for Environmental Sciences courses, ENVI-101, a course delivered primarily over the internet, and ENVI-211 (Global Trends, Sustainable Earth), a new course that may use simulation methods in addition to a course web site.
Environmental Health & Safety Website (2004)
The goal of this project is to create a website for the Department of Environmental Health and Safety of Williams College. Since the department has no prior website, the project involves designing the layout as well as structuring and collecting content. This content is provided by multiple sources, including Buildings and Grounds, Health Services, Dining Services, Campus Security and the Laboratory Science departments.
EnzymAtion is a collection of the reactions of glycolysis with specific emphasis on the PFK-1 enzyme in the third step of glycolysis. This enzyme illustrates many principles of biology such as feedback inhibition and allosteric inhibition. This collection will serve as a useful tool to students to learn the process of the glycolic pathway, allowing them to view each step as it happens with the appropriate explanation.
EPHS Every Person Has a Story (2009)
Every Person Has a Story. Every Williams Alumni has a story worth sharing. This website is a platform for sharing the brilliant stories of some of the most interesting personalities that walked through the college’s corridors. Visit the website and listen to the stories to discover the essence of what makes Williams college one of the most unique institutions in the world.
Equipment Reservation System (2010)
The Biology and Chemistry department share expensive lab equipment. The goal of our project was to create an online reservation tool that would maximize the utility of these pieces of equipment and avoid any inefficiencies of the previous paper sign ups.
We are creating two websites: the first one is for the Williams College Ethics Bowl where team members can discuss cases and get information about the Ethics Bowl and anyone who is interested in the Ethics Bowl can learn more about it; the second one is the Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl site that is there to inform people about the Regional Bowl and emphasizes more the logistical and rules oriented side of the competition.
Experiential Learning Module (2007)
We made a website that will introduce students in a number of classes across a wide variety of disciplines to key concepts in employee ownership and workplace democracy. Using footage from a recent documentary, we introduce the case of an employee-owned factory in Pittsfield, MA. The site includes exercises - a Flash game and a text-based problem - through which students try their hand at negotiating issues involving employee ownership.
The Exploding Flower project involved creating a new web site for Dwight Whitaker and Joan Edwards about their research and recent publication on the Dogwood Flower. This site is geared to two distinct audiences. One group is the academic audience who will be interested primarily in raw data, the video, and contact information section listing publications. The other group is the every day visitors. Children who have heard about the flower from their science teachers, or those who have read about the flower in a magazine and want to know more. For these visitors the section on the plant, with pictures and explanations about its life cycle will be particularly helpful. Since the high speed video is one of the most exciting features of the site, it too can be reached from the home page.
The Field Botany Website incorporates two previous sites
Field Slides Digitization (2005)
Professor Cox of the Geosciences Departments complied a collection of slides of different geological phenomena. In this project, students digitized these slides, using a Nikon slide scanner, its software, and Adobe Photoshop. Digitizing the slides allows Professor Cox to make the images more readily available for her students.
The project was to develop a web-based study tool that tests ARTH101 and 102 students on the information for their weekly slide quiz. It will display 1 random slide at a time from the week's set, and ask for the information as provided on the syllabus. It will then display the correct information for that slide and move on to the next slide.
Game of Life (2002)
Design modifications to The Game of Life grid which simulated and observed a basic living system. The existing simulation allowed users to watch the results of removing rules from the system. We have successfully enabled users to add their own rules and observe the effects, as well as made general interface and design improvements. An essential part of our task was also to document and comment the code structures driving the simulation.
Gaudino Educational Initiatives (2006)
A website that is inviting to all people to discover the legacy of Robert Gaudino. It is a site where students, factuly, alumni, and the general public can come and discover: what the purpose of Winter Study 99s is and how to apply for funding; the initiatives of the Gaudino Scholar; the mission of the Robert L. Gaudino Memorial Fund. The site is there to help advocate experiential education and uncomfortable learning as means to a greater and fuller educational experience inside and outside the classroom.
Our goal was to create a website that would allow a user to navigate through an extensive oral history about Robert Gaudino. The website acts as an interactive book that enables users to navigate through the narrative in a nonlinear fashion. The site includes three levels of navigation: Chapter by Chapter, People, and Themes. These three ways of navigating through the site allows the user to approach the webpage from many different angles. We have also incorporated a Media Gallery that features Videos, and Images related to the life of Mr. Gaudino. Some of the challenges with this project were learning how to organize and structure the large quantities of information of information.
Geo 214 Course Website (2000)
Creation of a web page for Web-served teaching materials for GEOS 214 (ENVI 214), Remote Sensing and GIS, (an image-and software-intensive course), where assignments could be mounted, images served, and links to databases enabled. The web pages will incorporate images, tutorials, past student projects and portions of the Hopkins Forest database for use next spring.
German Department Website (2001)
In our attempt to make these websites more aesthetically and thematically pleasing, we developed a art-related theme for the German Department website. Just like a fairytale, the site will engage students and facilitate their interest in the German Program in Williams.
The purposes of this project are to create a website where people will be able to learn about the seven clean energy basis and to educate people in The Berkshires on the availability and the uses of clean energy. There are three main categories in the site: Green Energy basis, Local Green Energy projects and Special features. As mentioned above, the Green Energy category tells about the seven clean energy basis and the Local Green Energy Projects tells about the Green Energy Projects around Berkshire. Dynamic maps and photo galleries are included under Special features. Dynamic maps are provided by a former Williams graduate and most photos for the galleries are gathered from NREL, NASA websites while some of them were taken by Infulleffect members.
The Haystack Bicentennial Documentary was made to be shown during the opening ceremony of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Haystack event, when five Williams students decided to devote their lives to spreading Christianity as missionaries. The film recounts the events of that day and tells the story of the development of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
HHMI Science Grant website (2006)
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Grant funds many projects for Williams and the community. This website is the first time all of these opportunities are organized in one place for easy access and informational purposes.
Using a high-speed camera taking thousands of pictures per second, Professor Whitaker shot videos of various phenomena that happen at speeds too fast to see. These pictures were compiled into videos that show, in extremely slow motion, events such as a wine glass being shattered by sound waves and a balloon being punctured. These videos, with descriptions of the physics behind them, were put into a website designed by the team to be viewed by physics students and the general public alike.
Historical Aerial Photograph (2008)
Professors Hank Art and David Dethier would like us to design an application for a database of historical aerial photographs. The application will tell the user what photographs are available containing any point that they click on a base map. This project will also require a guide describing the process of georeferencing. This also needs to describe the process of adding a georeferenced photo to a database that will allow the photo to appear in the application.
Historical Diary Project (2004)
The diary of a young farmer from 1869, living near Plattsburgh,NY, was transcribed as a TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) learning exercise. The diary tells of the weather and the daily tasks, as he plants and harvests potatoes, "carries" Grandma to church and to meetings, goes to "quoir", and plays euchre with friends, sometimes staying out as late as "2 1/2".
History 110 Website (1999)
To design a web p age for History 110: The Personality Cult Of Mao which will contain course materials and links to other web sites on the current course topics.
History of Science 224 Course Website (1999)
To design a page for the History of Science department and classes that includes course materials and a forum for online discussions.
History of Science Website (2000)
Further development and extended design of the History of Science web pages that include course materials and a forum for online discussions.
History of Williams Website (2003)
The Williams College history project (tentatively entitled "Change") seeks to digitize holdings in the College Archives, bring it into a manageable media database, and, utilizing the subsequent material, bring the history of Williams College in a suitable manner to a general audience. The WIT portion of this project is to explore, develop and prototype solutions for the creation, cataloging, storage, retrieval and delivery of all the materials necessary for the future growth of this ever-expanding project.
Hopkins Forest Website (1999)
To create a web site to org anize and provide easy access to the history and collected data of the Hopkins Forest.
Hopkins Observatory (2008)
The Hopkins Observatory needs a new webpage that describes its history through a series of pages each containing text and photos. The history will be divided into small sections. We will work closely with Jay Pasachoff's summer students in order to edit the text and take appropriate photos for each page. The webpage should also have a schedule of Planetarium shows that can be updated easily.
Housing Office Website (2001)
The Housing Office is a major destination for students and incoming faculty, but its web presence was lacking. Tom McEvoy wanted a website that would match the office's scope and service-minded orientation, and make it easier to find housing-related information. We improved and expanded the site, and attempted to focus more on residential life, an important component of the Williams program.
Interactive Campus Map (1999)
The creation of an interactive map of the Williams College campus which will organise the vast ammount of information about the history of the school that has been collected over the last 10 years by various winter study programs.
Professor Morris requested an interactive timeline to help with set design. This innovative project features drag and drop timelines, pop-up images, and a nifty user interface that allows users to customize their timelines.
International Studies Website (2004)
This project is a new website made for the International Studies department. The site is both a frequently-updated resource for current majors and a lure for prospective students interested in the department. Using both CSS and Flash dynamic content, the site was designed to be catchy and cutting-edge, but still easy to update.
A website intended for the use of Professor Yamada's 300-level Japanese students. While going through various discussion questions and situations assigned in class, students would be able to listen to audio clips and practice their language skills via the website outside of the classroom.
Consisting of 3 categories- Identification, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension, this website was designed purely for classroom purposes. For Professor Yamada's students taking japanese, this website offers a variety of exercises and practice problems ranging from identifying clip art objects to reading and listening to japanese vocabulary (the site is available only on campus).
Japanese Program Website (2000)
Creation of a web page for the Japanese Program in Asian Studies, building on what is currently a link of the Asian Studies Department, and adding several new features including: Student links (Dictation exercises, Course listings, etc.), Study Abroad in Japan links, Life After Williams in Japan links (Alumni in Japan, Career Fairs, etc.), and Japan Net Links.
Japanese Utilization (2004)
This project is to update the available lessons for the Japanese Department’s Utilization program. The Japanese Department stresses its students’ ability to communicate orally, implementing syntactical and situational speech in an accurate way. Students in JAPN 201-02 and 301-02 use the Utilization programs, where they are given a situation in English and must construct an answer to the situation in Japanese. The program features a model audio file that students can play to hear the model answer, and a recording tool intended for checking the students’ speech skills. Not all of the lessons for the curriculum had a program created for it, and the recording feature did not work. Our group made programs for those missing lessons and enabled the recording feature. We also redesigned the program in the style of the Japanese Department's website, and implemented new situation-relevant photos within the program.
Jewish Society (2008)
This website is to serve as a medium for disseminating information about Jewish Life at Williams and current and upcoming events. It is targeted at prospective Jewish students and current students alike.
Jewish Studies Website (2003)
Matthew Kraus, chair of Jewish Studies program at Williams, wanted to have a website for the program. Our goal was to build a website that serves as a regular department website, as well as an educational portal for the public.
Labview required substantial design overhal, to make the program more user-friendly to those not familiar with the programs. By redesigning the image and rearranging the functions so that they followed a uniform and engaging style, LabView becomes easier to navigate by the large number of students who come into contact with it for labs and projects. Also, the internal code, which is fairly unique in that it utilizes block (image) diagrams rather than text code, was rendered more efficient and effective.
Landscape Slideshow Website (2002)
Completing the course website for ARTH201 with lecture notes integrated with slide images, illustrating aspects of American landscape history. We also created a database to enhance the display of the thousands of slide images used for the class.
S. Lane Faison, professor of art history from 1936 to 1976 and director of WCMA for more than two decades, was one of the key figures in the art restitution process after World War Two. He interrogated Nazi art collectors, wrote the official report on Hitler's personal trove, and briefly oversaw one of the major redistribution centers in Germany. The video project substantially augments archival footage of a lecture by Faison in 2002 and incorporates newly recorded interview material.
In the summer of 2004 we scanned approximately 300 lantern slides for a specific project proposed by Professors Eugene J. Johnson and Mike Lewis and supervised by Art Department Slide Librarian Linda Reynolds. The scans will be put into a ContentDM database as well as used for projection and presentation in Art History courses.
Latina/o Studies Website (2007)
Create a website for the Latino/a Studies program.
Leadership Studies Web Site (2007)
We redesigned the Leadership Studies webpage, and ended up with a clean and professional-looking result. The site includes faculty profiles, news and events, information on the purpose of the program and requirements for the concentration, a section on the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy, and contact information for current concentrators. Everything is easily updateable.
Music of the 60s & 70s is an interdisciplinary class about the music and lyrics of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles, as well as those of many other well-known artists of the time. In this project, assigned songs were collected, digitized, and put into an online database accessible to the Williams College community. A syllabus-like webpage was also made on the database, allowing students to link directly to specific songs assigned for a particular day in a particular section.
Mao Website (2001)
Continuing work on previous Mellon project.
We edited 20+ hours of raw Mardi Gras footage into a four-segment documentary video that takes the viewer through a weekend at Mardi Gras, including fabulous costumes, great music, and revelry. The documentary begins with Saturday and Sunday parades, and continues through Monday and into Fat Tuesday. The video will be used in Deb Brothers' course, Theatre 205: The Culture of Carnival.
The Naughty Ninjas redesigned Professor Steve Miller’s Math Riddles website to improve the site’s educational value and usefulness. Professor Miller wanted the website to serve as an enrichment tool for teachers in their classrooms and individuals interested in math. The Ninjas accomplished this goal by improving the site’s organization, adding interactive features, and revamping its look-and-feel.
The Mathematics and Statistics department needs a blog that is to be incorporated into a site that better informs prospective and current majors as well as faculty in and outside Williams about the department. The blog will be department-wide and will allow faculty to have intellectual discussions with control capabilities for outside posts. The site will feature the activities of the department on campus as well as that of the faculty. Wordpress will be utilized for the blog.
Mathematics & Statistics Website (2001)
The Math Department website targets a wide range of audience, including current and prospective students, alumni, and faculty from both Williams and outside. This posed a special challenge in creating a site that was simply designed, accessible, visually appealing and informational.
May 4th Movement (2004)
We create an instructional website for an advanced Chinese course on May Fourth Movement. Students who take this course will study independently with the help of this project. The focus of this project is a 20 page article in Chinese. As they read the article, students, students will be able to read the English translation and listen to the audio file of the vocabulary words on that page. In addition, they will be able to listen to any part of the article when they click on the corresponding icons. Along with the article pages, web pages introducing the background information and leading intellectuals will also be provided.
http://motul-archaeology.williams.edu is designed to provide access to the different sets of data resulting from excavations at the Classic Maya Motul de San Jose located in northern Guatemala that is to accompany a book to be published in 2011. These data consist of: map of the site; tables of artifacts found in different excavations; plans and profiles of these Maya Motul Archaeology - excavations; photographs of these excavations; photographs of artifacts found.
Modeling of Biological Macromolecules (1999)
Molecular Animations (1999)
The use of current 3D modeling technology to develop animations of neurotransmitters and the creation of CD's and web pages for these animations.
A video digitization and editing project using iMovie and Final Cut Pro on footage of the 2000 excavation of the Motul de San Jose, Guatemala, by Professor Antonia Foias.
Music Department Virtual Tour (2003)
The purpose of this website is to create a virtual tour of the Williams College Music Department. This project seeks to create a breath-taking web experience that will enable visitors to explore the department without having to be on campus.
Music Department Website (1999)
To design web pages for Music 103/104 and the Music Technology Lab and a Music Department page.
Natural History of the Berkshires is an interdisciplinary (Biology and Environmental Studies) course taught by Professor Hank Art. The goals of this project were to provide a reference guide to the Berkshires for the public, create a use (student/public) friendly web site, and to create a means of collecting additional media.
This project was to redesign the Williams
This software allows HR to orient their new employees over the web. New employees are only shown information that is relevant to them. This information is filtered using a set of parameters that are set before hand by an administrator when the new employee is added. The content of the Orientation program is very easily updateable through an extremely user-friendly administrative interface. Future Developments could include storing some choices that users make while going through the system and printing out a report at the end.
New England Geology Webpage (1999)
To creat e a web based interactive map of New England which will organize field trip data collected by the New Incollegiate Geologic Conference.
The main goal of this project was to redesign the Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, giving it an updated look, making it easier to maintain, and more navigable.
This project incorporates blood-pressure data gathered from rats and mice, demonstrating the wireless implants developed in Prof. Swoap's lab. The data is displayed on animated graphs that allow comparisons of the animals' internal states in a variety of settings.
The project was to create a website to document Jacob Obrecht's St. Donation Mass. The site will feature an introduction to the mass, a player for segments of the reenactment, annotated scores for segments of the mass, and a lot of content pages.
Online Key for Aquatic Insects (2005)
In the introductory Ecology course and Environmental Sciences course students study the aquatic insect fauna of local streams and rivers. To identify the insects to the family level, students use a rather cumbersome key where they have to flip back and forth between pages to link the written clues with line drawings illustrating the key characteristics. This project was to develop a web-based online self-study tool to guide students in identifying the insects without flipping back and forth between pages.
The Online Citation Tutorial is a website commissioned by the Library and Academic Resources, intended to present a linear tutorial and navigable guide on citation, documentation, and study habits for new and returning Williams students. The content will be largely adapted from a UCLA site of a similar nature, and modified for relevance to the Williams community, and for increased visual stimulation.
Oscilloscope Tutorial (2004)
The goal of this project is to develop a tutorial for instructing introductory physics students on how to use the oscilloscope. To do this, we have created an interactive Flash project that familiarizes students with the oscilloscope's basic functions and default settings. This will be used as a free-standing application that students can then in the lab.
A website which provides a virtual reality tour of Palazzo del Te in Italy.
Professor Olga Shevchenko’s website aims to house her current collection of letters, from pioneer camps during the Soviet Union era, as well as to collect further contributions from campers and their families. The website increases awareness of her project and the public memory project for documents from the Soviet Union.
Philosophy Department Website (2000)
Design of a web page that will complement next fall's Senior Seminar on time and time consciousness and redesign of the Philosophy Department's web pages to include relavent links, graduate school information, syllabi, a bibliography of recommended books, and many other features currently not available.
Picturing Our Past, Williamstown Photohistory Project , is primarily an image database that contains historical images about Williamstown and its residents. Our goal is to build a website that contains information on the project and allows users to search the database of images. In addition, audio clips of interviewing local people, who also owns some of the images in the collection, are added to the site as a part of the image information. This project will be growing in the future.
Professor Hank Art currently has a contentDM collection, Picturing Our Past, which holds photographs of Williamstown. Art would like us to create a site where people can submit their own photos of Williamstown and discuss photos, as well as to enrich his collection.
A website designed to display planetary nebula spectra through the incorporation of a large quantity of data into a searchable database. The data is visualized with a Java applet.
Pod/Vod Cast on Summer Science Program (2008)
The project was to create both a 10-minute podcast and a 10-minute vodcast that focus on the interaction between students and faculty doing scientific research at Williams. The episode is also available on YouTube
PoliSci 207 Course Website (2002)
A small website mainly comprising groups of links to news and information sites relating to American politics in order to supplement psci 207 in the area.
PoliSci 211 Course Website (2001)
We designed a course website with clear, simple navigation, in order to provide students easy access to course materials and both print and online research resources.
Political Science (2009)
With the efforts of Loopy Chimera and faculty members, the Williams PoliSci department website has a new look. In addition, it has been upgraded to have features that make the site more interactive and easier to manage.
Political Science Department Website (2001)
A redesign of the Political Science Department website to make it more attractive, informative, and interactive.
Prisoner's Dilemma Project (2003)
This project is a continuation of a Director-based game designed in 2000 by a student. The goal of the project for the summer is to add functionality to the game, entitled The Prisoner's Dilemma. To accomplish this goal, we developed a simulation of the game(less the graphics) in C, for research purposes.
http://pet.williams.edu/ is designed to be a resource for teaching. Its primary sections are Campus Resources, which contains resources for Williams Faculty, and Teaching Advice, which contains general teaching advice, largely in the form of videos created by Williams Faculty members.
We designed a web page that provides tutorials on the general concepts of building web pages and organizing academic content into a web-friendly format for Elliot Friedman's Health Psychology class as well as an archive of past web pages done for the class.
Creation of an online version of the Quantitative Skills Diagnostic Test on Blackboard. This online resource will enable the once cumbersome and time-consuming task of administering and evaluating the QSDT far simpler.
Radio, Radio (2005)
This project involved creating a space containing Professor Rosenheim
Real Fakes Website (2003)
This project involved creating a website for a new course entitled "Reak Fakes" to be introduced in spring of 2004; and would be taught by Professor Mark C. Taylor. The design was to reflect the material and character of the course, so the front page was given an air of commercialism by making it 'flashy'. The site was extensively coded in Coldfusion.
An annotated score and listening component will be up on the website. The music was composed by Jacob Obrecht who was commissioned by Adriane de Vos in the 15th century to write a mass in the memory of her deceased husband Donaes de Moor. The website will also consist of an accurate historical account of what happened as this was an unusually well-documented event. Here are two examples (flash is required): Christe and Credo
The Renewable Energy Data Visualization
“Roomful of Teeth” is a project ensemble of classically trained singers who learn to use non-classical styles. By incorporating the research on the physiology of voice into the “Roomful of Teeth” website, the singing styles pages aim to provide a unique textual and visual information about the techniques that the singers have learned.
Russian 203 Website (1999)
To design a website for Russian 203: Nineteenth Century Russian Literature in Translation to provide a forum for online discussions of readings and course syllabus information, etc.
Russian Department Website (2001)
In our attempt to make these websites more aesthetically and thematically pleasing, we developed a fairy tale theme for the Russian Department website. Just like a fairytale, the site will engage students and facilitate their interest in the Russian Program in Williams.
The Northern Berkshire Center for Religion and Science: Professor Crampton, Emeritus at Williams College, heads the center for religion and science. The center's main goal is to help facilitate and foster discussion between scientists and religious leaders. To help realize this goal, Stuart Crampton asked WIT to slice interactive movies into Quicktime movie format to be used in Powerpoint presentations. Additionally, he requested an expanding universe model and a new web site design for the center.
Continuing a project started by WIT 2001 interns, particularly focusing on increasing the interactivity of a multimedia CD-ROM tutorial for INTR 342, a class exploring the intersection between physics and religion, by creating additional modules explaining physics concepts and emphasizing implications of science for religion.
Science Center Directory (2002)
A redesign of the previous Science Center Directory, found on the kiosks throughout the science center that had proved to be unhelpful and difficult to navigate. We made the directory web based, easier to use and more effective in directing users throughout the center. Features are additional search and browse functions and more contact and room information.
The creation of a website on Shakespeare, designed to create the bridge from words on a page to real performances in our imaginations. Our goal was to make Shakespeare's works come alive, using a feast of various clips visualizing Shakespearean performances, graphics with filmstrips containing clips from different key moments in performance, rollover quotes on the main page, and more.
The site created for Professors Robert and Ilona Bell features diverse content, including over 180 clips from numerous movie versions of 10 of shakespeare's plays; articles about Shakespeare and his plays; and images and cartoons relating to the Bard. The clips, which are the main focus of the site, play with matching text that runs alongside the clip for comparison, or as a full-screen version intended for classroom and lecture use.
This project is for the course Philosophy 226/Religion 279 to be taught in the fall of 2004. The project goal is to create a database of images and audio and video clips for use by students enrolled in the course. This involves digitizing the footage and then uploading it to the CONTENTdm database. The database will be locked down with a password to avoid copyright violations.
Simulated Interative Experiments (2002)
Exploring and creating an easy way for her future students to put their video projects up on the web. The project involved creating a website that would be easy for Professor Zimmerberg (or others) to maintain or add to as necessary and also to make instructions that students could follow to put their work up on the web as a class exercise.
The experiential learning project is a real-world simulation of a day in the life of a food pantry director. There are four scenarios, each of which includes the food pantry director and her interactions with a food pantry visitor. The game-player watches the short animations, makes decisions as the food pantry director and then witnesses the consequences of his choice. The simulation plays in Adobe Flash and is intended for use in Economics 205, a class at Williams about public policy.
Kiaran Honderich wanted a website to house collaborative videos she and her Williams students created with AIDS activists in Africa. This website will also serve as a fundraising tool for the cause, as well as a forum for discussion about the videos.
Three years ago, WIT interns made a digital video archive for Professor Dudley's class on the significance of sports. This project's goal was to update the appearance and content of the archive. The home page and archive were redesigned to be more visually appealing and the archive was added to and updated for when Professor Dudley teaches the class again.
With events already planned, this project was looking for a way to organize the incoming attendees for the Symposia on Diversity in the Sciences. In a short time, the group created a site to communicate the ideas of the Symposia and provide a mechanism for registration and organization - greatly simplifying the tasks of the organizers.
The '62 Center for Theater and Dance in 42 Seconds involved creating a time-lapse movie, depicting the construction of the Center.
A complete revisioning of the current astronomy site making it more assessible to users as well reorganizing the table of Nebula Spectra which consists of over 120 spectra. The goal was to make everything about the website more inviting and to make it look less text-based.
Diversity Timeline as well as a starting place for those who wish to investigate more about diversity at Williams. The Website began as and still remains an open ended project that will grow as more contributions are made and as the timeline develops further.
A web site as a recruiting tool for Williams students choosing a Winter Study course.
The training video DVD was created to give prospective judges a full overview of the ethics bowl competition, as well as an introduction to competition procedures and responsibilities on the day of the competition The video introduces the four criteria central to judging and also includes a brief clip of an actual team presentation, emulating the actual ethics bowl situation. Each DVD includes a printable copy of the cases and scoresheet so the judges have a hard copy to reference during the film.
The transits of Venus, when Venus crosses the face of the sun, occur at intervals of 100 plus years. Historically, transits of Venus have been the study and subject of worldwide expeditions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. On June 8, 2004, the first transit of Venus since 1882 was witnessed. Professor Jay Pasachoff, along with a team of students and colleagues, received a grant from the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society to observe this transit from Greece. From the data collected from that expedition combined with data from NASA's Transition Region and Coronal Explorer and from several telescopes around the world, a website will be created.
Video Examples and CTAH Documentary (2001)
These exercises were designed to teach students in English 204 about the process of video editing, and allow Professor Rosenheim to go beyond simply describing how challenging the editing process is. By doing the exercises the students will actually experience for themselves what it is like to edit a movie, using real source material from Boys, Blonde Venus, and Frankenstein. Additionally, we completed a documentary of Sherron Knopp and the Shakespeare Clip Archive for the CTAH website.
Video on Sustainability at Williams (2009)
This video is made to be presented to the freshman class during First Year Orientations. The purpose is to illustrate the concepts of sustainability at Williams and show them how to be green first year students.
Virtual Admission Tour is a website targeted towards Williams prospective students to form a vivid image of the campus through its collection of images, descriptions and interactive map. The interactive elements of the website makes it fun and and user friendly while conveying important information about the College in a fun way.
This project was to create a virtual tour of the many spaces in the new 62' Center, as a way of showing others the new features in the building, as well as a way to attract new directors to the space.
Virtual Tour, Music Department (2005)
The main goals of this project were to simplify the virtual tour section of Music Department
Visualization of Dynamic Systems (1999)
The creation of a program that will allow for the visualization of measurable dynamic systems.
The project for chemistry is for the course, Chemistry 153 which will be taught by Professor Bingemann in fall 2003. The project consists of six applets that are to be designed to enable the students of the course to visualize the behavior described by the equations graphically.
Professor David Dethier and Jay Racela wanted a revamped weather site that featured new tools for graphing and downloading archived data.
Williams Blackboard Add-ons (2001)
A new signup sheet application, accessible through blackboard, allows users to create and use signup sheets. Manage office hours, lab sections - anything where a physical signup sheet might be used, and make it accessible over the web, with email reminders, and a clear line-by-line display. Using a new Course Facebook browse the names and pictures of your students or classmates. Additionally, Instructional Technology has started up a pilot program for web application development using ColdFusion, and some behind-the-scenes work has been done to help blackboard talk to the registrar's database, so course enrollments and other information stay current.
The goal of this project is to redesign the Classroom Inventory website that is maintained by the Registrar's Office. The site is intended to be viewed by visiting professors, lecturers, and students who are not familiar with the types of classrooms that Williams has to offer. Our redesign of the overall website addressed many issues with the original site including, organizing the website in a more concise manner, making the site more visually appealing and easier to navigate, reorganizing the site in a more logical manner. The new website design uses images along with text to allow the user to search through the classrooms visually. The Classroom Inventory Site also includes a navigation sidebar that allows the user to sort through and search for classrooms with specific features. Users can use this dynamic and user-friendly search tool to easily find the room that meets their qualifications.
Williams College Timeline (2000)
Development of a unique timeline designed to present history not only in length and in depth, but in the context of Williams College as well. The college history and world history are lined up so that the reader investigating the founding of the college can also see the significant events going on elsewhere in the world on that date.
Williams in New York website (2006)
Williams in New York is a pilot program with an existing website that was structured in such a way that did not convey the excitement and opportunity that the program offered. The project's goal was to restructure and redesign the site so that it would be more dynamic and enticing for future potential students, as well as alum who could help enhance the program.
Williams in OxFord (2005)
Design a new website to replace the old one that was childish like.
Williams Oral History Project (2002)
The creation a website for the searchable transcriptions of the oral history project. The page we created needed to match the existing theme of the archives website. Additionally the website was updated in order to give it a slightly more contemporary feel.
This project is a redesign of the Williams-Mystic website. The goal was to produce a new look and feel for the site that would grab the attention of visitors and potential students. We also worked on reorganizing the navigation of the website to make information more accessible to visitors. The site was rebuilt from scratch to use CSS for layout and display.
Williamstown Farming DVD (2002)
Developed the prototype of an extended project which would entail creating multimedia catalogue of the story of three farms important to the Williamstown community. These three farms, different in the times they flourished and the capacities in which they served the community, also held farmers with differing viewpoints on the value of farming.
A website which would display the weather in Williamstown in real time as well as put all the existing data from 1983 to present in a database so that it could be searched with parameters such as: daily average temperature, relative humidity etc.
Women and Gender Studies (2008)
Professor Kent wanted a new website for the Women's & Gender Studies program. The old website had outdated information and design, so Professor Kent wanted a complete overhaul of the site with a new look, current information, and the ability to update the website as needed.
The creation of a web-based video clip archive for ENGL 371 - "Women in Film" whose primary purpose is to provide students with convenient access to video clips in order to provide practical examples of theories taught in class.
A website used to advertise to and inform prospective and current WOOLF participants.