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Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2015

Capstone Advisor

Prof. Melissa Chessher

Honors Reader

Prof. Corey Takahashi

Capstone Major

Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component



robotics, DIY, makers

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


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Project URL:

My capstone project takes the form of a website, accessible at the URL above. The site features nine different journalistic pieces reported and produced over the course of the past year, all centered on the themes of robotics and cutting-edge DIY communities. I worked in several different media, from traditional print to audio to infographics. Though this project officially falls under the category of magazine journalism, my capstone also had a heavy technical component associated with creating the website and writing scripts to collect and visualize data.

In terms of the content, I reported and wrote about a variety of inventors and creator communities, with a particular focus on robotics. During the course of my research I visited labs and spaces in Japan, Syracuse, Philadelphia, and my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

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