Honors student works in Dominican Republic

Heubner teaching

Kyle Heubner, a sophomore honors student majoring in Spanish and economics, traveled to the Dominican Republic last summer to help provide affordable technology to students in a Dominican high school. This spring he is presenting his work at the 9th International Technology, Education, and Development Conference in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Heubner has worked closely on this project with Dr. Kevin Gaugler, an associate professor of modern languages and the director of first year seminars. 

Mr. Heubner was part of a group of Marist students--three Spanish and eight computer science majors--who traveled to the Dominican Republic for this service-learning trip. The group aimed to develop affordable technology for high school students in the city of Cabarete. They also educated the students on how to get the most out of the technology. The Marist students worked on problem-solving skills in their respective fields. 

In addition to the international conference, Mr. Heubner will be presenting his work at the Honors Research Forum this spring.