Summer Internships in Community Anthropology and Local Ethnography: Create meaningful impact in your surrounding community! BCe2 is a partnership that pilots community-engaged, sustainable projects to address real world challenges in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend, IN. Projects center around urban natural resources, sustainable placemaking, and data decision-support all with the local residents in mind. … More Anthropology and Local Ethnography
Zach Stewart is a rising senior at Riley High School who had to say the following about BCe2: “This has been my second year on the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem project and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. More than providing me with a summer job, the internship has allowed me to make … More Meet the Team: Zach Stewart
South Bend has a wealth of talented students. We think South Bend is a place where talent meets purpose. Bowman Creek is a sandbox for emerging talent to work with seasoned mentors solving real-world community challenges, with results and discoveries that could help hundreds of similar American industrial cities. I applaud their efforts to help … More Where Talent Meets Purpose
Last week we got a lot of work done on the 3-D topographical map of the Bowman Creek area. This map will help us, and community members, visualize the area surrounding the creek. The map is not finished, and we are still laser-cutting the pieces at Notre Dame this week. Some more programming was accomplished … More UPDATE: Week of 6/29/15-7/3/15
Today we are again at Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering at Notre Dame, cutting our 3-D topographical map.
We are currently at the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering on Notre Dame campus cutting pieces of the topographical map.
So far, our team is working on reaching out to the community and talking about Rain Gardens. We have identified, but not confirmed, our first potential location for a public model rain garden – St. Matthew’s Cathedral. They are, however, enthusiastic about the idea.
So far we have tested and trained with the laser cutter at the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. This new research facility, built in 2010, is beautifully designed and environmentally friendly, as it is LEED Gold certified. With the laser cutter we will cut the pieces of the 3-D topographical map … More UPDATE: 3-D Map Progress
Last week the project saw a lot of progress and changes. The week definitely had its ups and downs. We started by meeting with LangLab about installing a rain garden on the property. They were enthusiastic about our rain garden idea, but after further inspection found that it would not work. First we considered putting … More UPDATE: Week of 6/15-6/19
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