iSchool Faculty Member Ricardo Punzalan Honored at UMD-Smithsonian Seed Grant Celebration

iSchool Faculty Member Ricardo Punzalan Honored at UMD-Smithsonian Seed Grant Celebration

iSchool assistant professor Ricardo Punzalan is one of 10 University of Maryland faculty members who will be honored in a celebration of University of Maryland-Smithsonian Institution Seed Grant winners on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 1:30-3:30 pm, in the Charles Carroll Room of the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus.

Punzalan is being recognized as one of the 2013 University of Maryland-Smithsonian Institution Seed Grant winners for his project, “Valuing Our Scans: Towards a Metric for Assessing the Impact, Value, and Use of Digitization and Digital Surrogacy for Ethnographic Collections,” conducted in partnership with Robert Leopold, director of the Smithsonian Consortium for World Cultures.

Now in its fifth year, the University of Maryland-Smithsonian Institution Seed Grant Program promotes cross institutional and interdisciplinary research collaboration between the two organizations. Funded projects are expected to establish opportunities for high impact research and generate new external funding opportunities.

For more information, please visit: http://ter.ps/1030; you can also follow the event on Twitter at #UMDSmithSeed.