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Nicholls scheduled to begin Louisiana Board of Regents-funded projects

May 8, 2019

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Nicholls scheduled to begin Louisiana Board of Regents-funded projects

Photo by: Olivia Demac

Photo by: Olivia Demac

Photo by: Olivia Demac

The Louisiana Board of Regents is funding three projects for Nicholls State University.

The three grants awarded to the projects were totaled at $780,584.

One of the projects involves updating two classrooms in Peltier Hall to make learning math easier for students who struggle.

Heather Gamel, undergraduate program coordinator for the math department, proposed this project for the classrooms and said she will oversee the project.

“We proposed to take two of the classrooms in Peltier, and we are going to refit them with better furniture and technology and supplies specifically aimed at helping people who struggle with math,” Gamel said.

Gamel said she hopes the students will respond well to the new classrooms.

She also said the classrooms are aimed at teaching a more hands-on approach to math.

Balaji Ramachandran, professor of geomatics, and Ross Jahnke, interim art department head, also contributed to some of the projects.

Ramachandran’s project is aimed to bring drone technology to campus that will help with coastal research.

Jahnke’s proposal was to enhance fume extortion in the art department.

He said the enhancement of fume extraction would make the classroom safer and healthier.

Joseph Holsapple, associate professor of art, will also oversee the project for the art department.

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