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Imagine a four-foot diameter globe lit from within by two laser projectors displaying dazzling images of earth in full technicolor. Now picture such an amazing site at BSU. Located on the first-floor atrium of the Dana Mohler- Faria Science and Mathematics Center, it's an impressive sight. A nearby iPad sits on a kiosk and lets an observer direct the action. Interested in seeing a simulation of climate change? Space science or aviation? Ocean currents or bird migration paths? How about real-time renderings of earth as seen from space or data on the spread of infectious disease, acidification of the ocean or other topics. e full-color globe is preloaded with 250 real-time weather and Science on a Sphere titles from NOAA and NASA. Close by, a 65-inch monitor is synchronized to coordinate with the iGlobe and add layers of information with respect to your chosen theme. Dr. Rob Hellstrom, associate professor of geography, is heavily invested in the project and excited about the iGlobe's potential to revolutionize teaching and learning for students. It is multi-dimensional – visual content enhanced by text and supported by faculty when used within the context of coursework. e display is utilized to inform, educate, entertain and inspire audiences by displaying global information in the most intuitive and compelling manner possible. EarthLab is one exciting example of the depth and potential of iGlobe. Four students in Dr. Hayes-Bohanan's honors symposium, Geography of Tea and Climate Change, are taking the very early steps working with Dr. Hellstrom and graduate assistant Courtney Bigelow, '18, to create content suitable for visual display. "I'm grateful to be a part of this exciting new addition to BSU," said Courtney, who has been working on editing 8 Outcomes 2017 Science on a Sphere iGlobe Enriched Student Learning

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