Highlights of Accomplishments of CBRC Members, inclusive of IUPC and WRAZL
CBRC holds core strengths in the current technological fields of 3D imaging and digital infrastructure development for Indiana University’s integrated natural history collections. CBRC procures external funding from NSF and IMLS, and from OVPR and the College to support its growing digital expertise. CBRC invests in training STEM and non-STEM graduate and undergraduate students in 3D technology for enhancement of academic and professional careers. Scientific outreach to national and international academic research communities, and to the residents of the State of Indiana through elementary school corporations and local university-Bloomington engagement, are top priorities.
CBRC is approaching its first decade of operation and has an opportunity to showcase its mission, vision, and products to an external review committee whose members will visit the Center at the same time the transfer of specimens into the remodeled paleontology collections space will be completed, and at the time the new director of WRAZL completes his first year at Indiana University. Graduate students will showcase their digitization knowledge and workshops, and their management expertise from training undergraduate students over the years. STEM and non-STEM undergraduate students will display their knowledge with 3D methods and physical specimen management. CBRC has an opportunity to reveal its strengths and financial plan for continuity and growth within the Indiana University system.