• DWELL Featured in “Momentum,” URI’s Research and Innovation Magazine - DWELL Lab was featured in the Spring 2023 edition of URI’s research magazine, Momentum: Research and Innovation. The article highlights DWELL’s work in the North Woods, and how technology can play a role in connecting people and place: “Jones uses digital technology to connect communities to the cultural, historical, and ecological significance of places. He […]
  • pinpoint on a map indicating position DWELL Welcomes 2023 Summer Research Assistants - DWELL is excited to welcome Joe Ahart (MESM ’24) who will be assisting with NWP and Ally Cuomo (MESM ’24) who will be assisting with the Manissean Walking Tour. Below is a brief summary of their interests and the projects they will be focusing on, but you can learn about our new members on the […]
  • Ally is in the foreground with a dog, a nature scene is in the background Lab Member Ally Overbay Wins URI Science Writing Award - Ally Overbay, DWELL Lab Research Assistant (MESM ’24), was named a recipient of the 2022-2023 URI Writing Award in the Science Writing category for her StoryMap project “Citizen Science in the North Woods.” This award recognizes the best writing produced by students in each of the different categories: advocacy, creative, scholarly/research and science. There were over […]
  • 3d model of a trailhead sign with north woods blue trail map NWP Augmented Trailhead Sign - To view the AR content: Scan the QR code with your smart device’s camera You will be prompted to download and install Adobe Aero (if you do not already have the app) The augmentation should automatically load after installation (you may have to rescan the QR code once you install the app)
  • Call for Submissions/Proposals for NWP - DWELL is seeking creative work proposals for The North Woods Project (NWP), a multimodal digital media storytelling project on the URI campus. Selected proposals will receive a paid honorarium** and will be featured in the digital project and displayed in an exhibit at the Coastal Institute. This project seeks to tell the story of URI’s […]
  • Erica walking along a sunny beach with the ocean in the background DWELL affiliate featured on URI Homepage - Erica Meier (MESM), a DWELL Affiliate and Graduate Research Grant Recipient, has been featured on the URI homepage for her work recording public shoreline access points along the coast to update the website The article describes her project which was completed as a Rhode Island Sea Grant-University of Rhode Island Masters of Environmental Science […]
  • DWELL affiliate co-organizes panel on forming equitable community partnerships: Register here! - DWELL affiliate and recipient of the 2023 DWELL mini grant, Christina DiCenzo, has co-organized the public forum, Building Equitable Partnerships between Community-based Organizations and Researchers. Attendees will hear from community organization representative about barriers to collaboration, techniques for building relationships, and how to engage in meaningful community research. The forum is open to URI and […]
  • Announcing the award-winners of DWELL’s 2023 Undergraduate SciComm Fellowship and Graduate Research Grants - DWELL is excited to announce the recipients of this year’s Graduate Research Grant in Science Communication as well as the inaugural Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship! Four award-winners were selected, and their work will be shared here on the DWELL website in the coming year. Award-winners of the 2023 Graduate Student Research Grant This is the […]
  • DWELL’s work in the North Woods featured in URI student paper - URI’s the Good Five Cent Cigar published an article about the 300-acre North Woods adjacent to campus. The article features DWELL Lab’s work with the North Woods, augmented reality, and what’s next for the project. Read more:
  • ally overbay DWELL Welcomes New Research Assistant! - DWELL Lab would like to welcome its newest research assistant, Ally Overbay! Ally is a graduate student in URI’s Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) program studying environmental communication. Hailing from northern California, Ally has a B.S. in environmental science from UC Davis and has experience in natural resource planning for National Wildlife Refuges. […]
  • a map of the North Woods at the University of Rhode Island Mapping at the Nexus of the Green and Digital World - Augmenting the North Woods is a DWELL Lab project that aims to create an immersive multimedia “classroom in the forest” experience for the North Woods—a 300-acre parcel of unmanaged forests and wetlands just north of URI’s campus. Taking the form of an open access digital resource, the project will combine augmented reality (AR), web development, and digital […]
  • New Article: “Tracking Memes in the Wild” - Jones, M., Beveridge, A., Garrison, J. R., Greene, A., & MacDonald, H. (2022). Tracking Memes in the Wild: Visual Rhetoric and Image Circulation in Environmental Communication. Frontiers in Communication. Article summary by Gabrielle Pezich, DWELL Research and Communications Fellow Digital media are radically changing the ways we communicate. As a Research and Communications Assistant […]
  • DWELL Welcomes New Summer RA! - Please join us in welcoming DWELL Lab’s new Research Assistant Gabrielle Pezich. In May 2022, Gabrielle received a Masters of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from the University of Rhode Island, specializing in conservation biology and with a certificate in Science Writing and Rhetoric. She will be working alongside our lab affiliates to explore the […]
  • wind turbine and bottled water DWELL Grant Award-Winners 2021-22! - On behalf of the the DWELL Grants committee, we are thrilled to announce the proposals that were selected for the 2021-22 Student Research Grant Funding cycle. The goal of this research funding is to support and promote public science communication and scientific literacy. DWELL projects develop research pertaining to the communication of science, including digital […]
  • pinpoint on a map indicating position Funded Graduate Research Assistantship (AY 22-23) - Dr. Madison Jones seeks a graduate research assistant to support a new project investigating how emerging technologies can be used for community-engaged science communication and environmental advocacy.
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