The fostering of an understanding and appreciation of Natural Sciences may be the primary goal of Earth, Life, and Time, however its faculty directors are also strong advocates of providing students with access to the knowledge and equipment necessary to present their ideas in a cogent and professional manner. Through the WAM labs and other facilities, all students have access to computer graphics applications with which it is possible to create professional quality presentations, however many students are unfamiliar with these applications.
Our field trip of April 1, 2000 was designed to remedy this. We journeyed on foot to the Computer and Space Sciences Building's teaching theater, where students received instruction in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, two standard graphics application that are readily available on campus.
Photoshop instruction was provided by
Charlie Seljos of the Peer Training program of the University of Maryland Office of Information Technology. Illustrator was taught by John Merck of Earth, Life, and Time.
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