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Spring 2019 Showcase Winners Revealed

Trophy with star confetti bursting out

Celebrate the award-winning projects created with Gelardin + Maker Hub resources last semester:


Voter’s Choice

The Voter’s Choice category received over 300 votes on our online form!

A scrapbook labeled Remember Me with dried flowers and photographs

“Remember Me” by Min Ju Shin. This animation project was created in Elyse Kelly’s Intro to Animation class and is a music video dedicated to Min Ju Shin’s parents awaiting the return of their only child back home to South Korea. This project was made possible through the use of Gelardin spaces such as the Picchi Multimedia Room and access to resources such as Adobe Premiere and Canon Rebel DSLR cameras in the Gelardin New Media Center.


Staff Pick

The Gelardin + Maker Hub staff recognize one project each semester for making the best use of their resources.

Two Georgetown students prepare to release a weather balloon in a field

“High Altitude Weather Balloon payload” by Alan Balu, Laura Ratliff, Michael Bartholic, and Catherine McCarthy.The creators of this project built a high altitude weather balloon payload in the Maker Hub. The payload includes a sensor system run with an arduino mega that measures humidity, pressure, temperature, UV radiation, and acceleration, gyroscopic motion, and magnetic fields.


Beeck Center Awards

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation recognize the following projects as the best representations of equity and inclusion.

A line of multi-colored row houses in Washington D.C.

“Gentrification in DC” by Peter DiGiovanni, Leah Thomas, Madeleine Gibbons-Shapiro, and Sydne Scales. Their project is a website, which focuses on the very important topic of gentrification as it relates specifically to neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Elements of the website include history, community interviews, scheduled events, and more. The team used several resources from the Gelardin New Media Center to complete this project, including a Canon XA10 camera, Sennheiser Shotgun Microphone, the Production Studio, and more.

Students give a presentation to their classmates in the Idea Lab

“Hempcrete Blocks” by Connor Brennan and Rachel Weinman. This entrepreneurial project was created in the SFS course “Science and Policy Biodiversity,” where students were tasked with presenting a win-win business idea for both consumers and the environment. Connor and Rachel decided to advance the idea of hempcrete blocks, which are made in large part of carbon-based materials and acts as a carbon sink, for use in the re-insulation old homes and construction of new homes.The creators used tools in the Maker Hub such as the Laser Cutter to complete this project.


Congratulations to the winners! View all of the accepted projects or fill out this form to submit a project of your own.