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College to Host 5th Annual Extended Classroom Experience Showcase

JSC Hosts 5th Annual Extended Classroom Experience Showcase

April 15, 2011

Students, educators and community members are invited to the fifth annual “Extended Classroom Experience Showcase” at Johnson State College from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in the JSC SHAPE Center.

This annual event showcases the work of JSC students “beyond the classroom” through exhibits and presentations about ongoing field- and lab-based research, internships and study travel, student teaching, service learning, civic engagement, independent studies and more.

“This is a great opportunity to see some of the innovative teaching and learning that goes on at JSC through our partnerships with area businesses, community organizations and government agencies,” says Ellen Hill, JSC directory of experiential learning and coordinator of the annual event. Projects to be featured include:

  • Microbial research at the Vermont Asbestos Group mine, for which the three students involved will be in Washington, D.C., next week to present their findings to Congress
  • A presentation by Wellness & Alternative Medicine majors about the Integrative HealthCare Symposium on alternative medical science
  • Student research at JSC that is contributing to the Vermont Streams Project
  • An analysis of the impact of second-home owners in Lamoille County by business students in the Qualitative Analysis course, for the Lamoille County Planning Commission and the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation
  • A business plan created by JSC seniors for a cardboard-recycling facility to be operated by Manufacturing Solutions Inc. (MSI) of Morrisville
  • The LamoilleVT wiki project, for which JSC students are creating a database of Lamoille County businesses that will be available through, the website of the Lamoille Economic Connection
  • Ongoing research on the effects of exercise on people with mild to moderate asthma symptoms conducted by students majoring in health sciences at JSC
  • Free computer-literacy and other training projects being conducted by JSC business students for famers in conjunction with the Center for Agricultural Economy in Hardwick

The showcase is held in conjunction with JSC 101, the college’s spring open house for prospective students and their families.

For more information about the showcase, for which no registration is required, contact Ellen Hill at 802-635-1439 or