Aug. 2017 - Vernelle A. A. Noel gave a presentation entitled, "Craft, Computation, and Technology: The Practice of Wire-Bending in Trinidad & Tobago" at the 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) conference in Boston, MA.
April 2017 - Vernelle A. A. Noel presented at a roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The developing paper is entitled, “A Multiple-Making approach to Inquiry in Traditional Craft Practices: Wire-Bending in Trinidad & Tobago.” In an effort to document and reinterpret traditional craft practices, Noel hypothesizes that a Multiple-Making approach to inquiry is needed.
November 2016 - Vernelle A. A. Noel presented her work, “New Technologies in the Preservation and Development of Design in the Trinidad Carnival,” at the 21st Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT21) in Vienna, Austria. The archaeological conference was held at Vienna’s beautiful City Hall.
October 2016 - Vernelle A. A. Noel and materials science professor R. Allen Kimel won the Humanitarian Materials Initiative Research Grant from the Materials Research Institute. Their proposal is entitled, “Material Matters: A model for the design and construction of low-cost, high performance energy-efficient shelters in Burkina Faso, West Africa.”
Nov. 2-3. 2015 - Vernelle A. A. Noel was an invited participant at a two-day Summit hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore and advance the Maker Movement.
Oct. 14. 2015 - Vernelle A. A. Noel presented at TEDxPortofSpain. Her talk was entitled, "The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival." Video not yet released.
Aug. 11. 2015 - Vernelle A. A. Noel presented her work, "The Bailey-Derek Grammar: Recording the Craft of Wire-Bending in the Trinidad Carnival" at SIGGRAPH2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Aug. 15. 2014 - Vernelle A. A. Noel was an awardee of the idea2innovation (i2i) Competition in the Manufacturing and Manufacturing Related category. Her project aimed to explore the integration of computation and digital technology to support design in the Trinidad Carnival.