Current Programs

We have some excellent programming for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our events are typically scheduled for the first Friday of the month, from Noon until 1:00pm.

For the Fall 2018 semester, please join us on the following dates for the indicated events:

  • 14 September 2018: Penny Academy Coffee Hour
  • 5 October 2018: Jeff Ginger and the CU Community Fab Lab
    Our workshop with the Fab Lab is being re-scheduled for Spring 2019, but they are open 5 October 2018 for public visits. Dan Steward will be visiting between noon and 1pm and LASTA folks are welcome to join him.
  • 2 November 2018:
    • Who: Laura Shackelford and Cameron Merrill
    • What: “Digitally-empowered Learning: Teaching Archaeology through Virtual Reality and Game-Based Learning”
    • When: Friday, 2 November 2018, from 12:00-1:00pm
    • Where: #172 Armory (and other Armory Innovation Spaces)
    • Why: Professor Laura Shackelford will discuss her NSF-sponsored project to develop an immersive, interactive, room-scale virtual reality (VR) archaeological site. The technology and curriculum enable faculty to teach the physical methods of archaeological excavation by providing the setting and tools for a student to actively engage in field work from within a VR lab. Such an approach also enables professors to teach archaeological concepts using a scientific approach to problem solving by couching them within a scientist’s context. While the specific problem domain is archaeology, this research promises a learning methodology and technology that will be widely applicable to other disciplines and subject areas, resulting in the widespread development of VR curricula that promote scientific thinking and problem-solving skills. (Further details are available at
  • 7 December 2018: Tim Wedig

For the Spring 2019 semester, our dates are tentative. We may be experimenting with the schedule to include some Thursday events as well as some Friday events. Please check back again in January 2019 for firmer dates. But in the meantime, please plan to join us for the following events:

  • 1 February 2019: Steve Altaner
  • 1 March 2019: Student Panel
  • 5 April 2019: Judith Pintar and Leon Liebenberg
  • 3 May 2019: CU Community Fab Lab