From organizing data for non-profits in southeast Michigan to working with human rights lawyers in India, students will help solve challenging information problems while gaining hands-on experience in their fields of interest, and learning how to work productively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Through the programs and services offered by ELO, students engage in information and technology-related projects and action-based learning as a significant part of their studies.
The ELO works with a wide range of community partners from all industry types and sectors, ranging from Fortune 500 tech companies to grassroots social services non-profits and to cultural and heritage industries in a variety of project-based opportunities. Community partners can engage with UMSI students as a means to amplify the impact of their information systems and to increase their internal knowledge of appropriate and novel information practices.
Kelly Kowatch, Director, Engaged Learning Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alissa Talley-Pixley, Assistant Director, Engaged Learning Office, email@example.com
Scott TenBrink, Manager, Citizen Interaction Design, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Coughlin, Intercultural and Global Engagement Program Manager, email@example.com
Jennifer Chizek, Design, Innovation, and Engaged Learning Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org