University Technology and the Candiotti Fund Committee are proud to announce the recipients of grants made possible by the Alan Candiotti Fund for Innovation in Technology and Education.


Stacy Fischer, Director of the Center for Global Education, was awarded a grant from the Alan Candiotti Fund for Innovation in Technology and Education for the 2016-2017 academic year. The funding provides wireless headphone systems for students in the New York Semester on Communications and Media (Spring 2017) as they visit organizations such as WNYC, the New York Times, Google, the Daily Beast, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students cannot always hear the speakers during these visits due to the need to speak in low voices so as not to disturb others as well as ambient noise. The systems will allow students to hear the valuable information provided by these speakers.

Stacy presented this project at CommonsCon 2017, which was held on February 16, 2017 in the Academic Commons.


liu Gerald Liu, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship Arts in the Theological School, will be working on a project “to develop a studio liturgical arts course for Master of Divinity students that explores how to make modern iconography and modern sacred music using the technology of 3D printing and electronic music software.”  He will work closely with University Technology staff  to develop new tools and resources for his students.





sarolliGianDomenico Sarolli, Assistant Professor of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts, will be developing a “virtual computer lab” using a cloud license for economics simulation and analysis software to be used in ECON 254:  Experimental and Behavioral Economics, as well as experiments conducted on campus.  The students in the class will use the software to analyze data both from their peers at Drew and to compare with students at other schools.



The recipients developed their projects for the 2015-2016 academic year, and presented them at the CommonsCon event in March 2016.


Our winners from previous years are great examples of innovative technology use and reflect the diversity of academic experiences at Drew. We are proud to be able to fund these projects through the generosity of the donors to the Candiotti Fund.

Be on the lookout for another application round in the 2017-2018 academic year.