Graduate Intern From American University SIS Working With Global Z

We are incredibly fortunate to continue building on the new partnership developed this summer with American University’s top-ranked School of International Service (SIS).

Last week, I met with our talented and knowledgeable graduate student intern from SIS. She is working with us to formulate a strategy on how we can most effectively move our mission forward.

She brings impressive experience and skills to our organization. I am excited about some of the observations and preliminary ideas she has already presented and look forward to developing an action plan with which we position Global Z for future success!

University of New Mexico OILS Program and Global Z

Once again, we have the honor of working with a talented team of graduate students from the University of New Mexico Organization, Information and Learning Sciences (OILS) Program.

Under the guidance of Dr. Damien Sanchez, the student team will be collaborating with Distinguished Professor Emeritus from Louisiana State University and current adjunct professor with the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. James Honeycutt, to create content for our Phase II Project Learning Management System.

In a nutshell, during our Phase II North America Native Music Project, our exceptional student musicians from different locales across the US and Canada will not only be creating commercial quality original music virtually, they will also build inter-cultural/inter-tribal friendships. The content developed by the OILS student team with Dr. Honeycutt will go a long way with meeting this cultural sharing and personal bonding experience!

Be sure to check back in about ten days – I have more exciting news to share!

Student Internship Underway: Academy for the Fine Arts

Fall Semester 2019 is underway, and this means partnerships and student interns! We have an amazing group of schools we are working with this Fall.

We have begun working with a student intern from the Academy for the Fine Arts, Frederick County Public Schools:

Our student is working on a couple of cool tasks for us. First, as our Phase II Project is geared toward recording Native American students across the US and Canada, we are seeking to anticipate what microphones might be well suited to ship to our Phase II musicians who play a specific instrument. Our intern is recording a bunch of instruments with our mics to help us discover what the mics’ characteristics are and how they might best be utilized during Phase II.

Next, he will be recording in a public school environment, and tasked with finding ways to sound treat common school spaces for recording with readily available materials. Think of it as a way to create a mobile recording studio on the cheap.

We look forward to discovering what he uncovers!