Hannah J.
Junior, BS in Interactive Media & Game Development

In addition to the breathtaking fireworks show during the fourth of July that she got to experience with friends, the most valuable part of Hannah’s time in Bar Harbor was the fact that she was able to work with a group that set its own goals and timelines, as opposed to having due dates and specific tasks assigned to them in a regular classroom environment.

Hannah J.
Hometown
<p>Nashua, NH</p>
Achievements
  • Maintaining good academic standing by making the Dean’s List each term.
  • Making strong ties with many of the members of my IQP team.
Hometown
<p>Nashua, NH</p>
Achievements
  • Maintaining good academic standing by making the Dean’s List each term.
  • Making strong ties with many of the members of my IQP team.

Weekday Timeline

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6:45 AM

Wake up and get ready for breakfast.

7:30 AM

Breakfast at the College of the Atlantic dining hall.

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10:00 AM
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Meet with group members and leave for Acadia National Park, where we’ll usually head up to Cadillac Mountain to collect data.

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1:00 PM

Return to cottages at the College of the Atlantic for lunch.

2:30 PM

Reconvene after lunch to collect more data or analyze the data we’ve already collected.

4:00 PM

Update and revise documents from our IQP prep class, and work on developing our final presentation.

5:30 PM

Head to dinner back at the College of the Atlantic dining hall.

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6:30 PM
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Free time, usually spent either in the common room of my cottage playing games with housemates or taking the Island Explorer bus into Bar Harbor for a grocery run.

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10:00 PM

Go to bed.

Weekend Timeline

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8:45 AM

Wake up and get ready to meet friends.

9:20 AM

Take the Island Explorer bus into Bar Harbor and eat breakfast at a café or in the Village Green gazebo.

10:30 AM

Explore Mount Desert Island by sightseeing and shopping around Bar Harbor or traveling to a scenic location or hiking trail.

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2:00 PM
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Eat lunch, either something we packed before hiking, or at a restaurant in town.

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5:00 PM

Return to the College of the Atlantic and relax in the common room.

7:00 PM

Order pizza with housemates.

Order pizza with housemates

10:00 PM

Go to bed.

Meeting with the local sponsor on the porch steps of the students’ housing to discuss the progress of the project

Conducting a survey with a tourist regarding an online reservation system on the top of Cadillac Mountain

Taking a hike on trails from Cadillac Mountain with project teammates

Enjoying the natural landscape and beauty of Bar Harbor

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What’s are the biggest challenges for the students as they go through the experience together?
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Students have been very cooperative in many aspects of the GQP process and they have been able to adjust to the level and the need of the projects in a very short time after starting the project and working in a team; however, they need to continue to practice critical thinking, and independently brainstorming solutions to the real-world problems they encountered in these GQP projects.

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