(verified) SOAP

SOAP (Students Organizing Against Pollution) started as a collaborative project in the Database Systems class in Fall 2011. The aim was to collect and store data on brownfields in the Trenton Area, and also provide a way for interested citizens to easily query and view data for their neighborhoods.

  • Target audience: Computer Science, Journalism, Environmental Justice

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(verified) CAFE

A Collaboration And Facilitation Environment, originally developed to manage the writing, editing and approval process for collaborative news stories in IJIMS. Being extended to support collaborative and individual writing in the undergraduate classroom. Mentored undergraduate research project partially funded through grants from NSF’s Broadening Participation in Computing program (CNS 0739173) and CREU

  • Target audience: middle school, language arts teachers

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(verified) unbound

A web-based content management system with editorial workflow control for an online magazine. Mentored undergraduate research project partially funded through grants from TCNJ Academic Affairs and CREU.

  • Target audience: higher ed

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(verified) Gumshoe

A web-based content management system to aid investigative reporting of gun-related crimes in the Philadelphia region. Catalyst for a hard-hitting investigative series on the justice system in the Philadelphia region. Interdisciplinary collaboration between students and faculty in the Database Systems and Computer Assisted Reporting classes at TCNJ, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, a large metropolitan newspaper.

  • Target audience: higher ed

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(verified) IJIMS

The Interactive Journalism Institute for Middle Schoolers (IJIMS) was a project designed to introduce middle schoolers from underrepresented populations to opportunities in computing by following the shift of journalism onto the Web. Through the institute, middle school students and their teachers created an online magazine to learn computational thinking via digital media, interactive graphics, animation, video and database design in a collaborative setting. They gained confidence in their computational and writing skills and to share their online magazine with family, friends and teachers. This research project was led by three computer science and journalism faculty and a gender-equity specialist at The College of New Jersey. The research was primarily supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation�s Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program, NSF Grant Number CNS 0739173.

  • Target audience: middle school students and their teachers

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