Student Projects

Below is a list of digital projects completed by UC students. If your students have completed a project you would like to add to this list, please send a brief description and URL to Anne Steinert at

UC Radiation Experiment Memorial Redesign Project: 2024 MLA Capstone

Between 1960 and 1972, the University of Cincinnati was the site of radiation experiments funded by the United States Department of Defense. After a legal settlement with victims’ families, the university installed a small memorial in an out-of-the-way location on campus. In order to pay a more fitting tribute to the known and unknown victims of these experiments, the second-year master’s students in Landscape Architecture created designs for a new campus memorial as their capstone project. Click here to visit a photo gallery of their final presentation boards. For information and resources about these experiments, please see uchistorylab/boldlybetter

2024 Urban Studies Capstone Projects

The Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies is four-year undergraduate degree conferred by DAAP’s School of Planning.  The degree culminates with an individual capstone project of the student’s choice which connects to the focus area they have developed throughout their academic career. Click here to learn a little more and see some of the 2024 BSUS capstone projects.

Institutional Investors and Cincinnati Neighborhoods: Student Podcast Series

In Fall 2022, students in Professor Hayden Shelby’s Housing Systems course in the School of Planning undertook a semester-long project to investigate the impacts of investment in single family rental housing by large entities like Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the Greater Cincinnati region. Click here to learn more.

New Deal Neighbors

Completed in 2018, the New Deal Neighbors project is a digital archive of oral histories conducted with early residents of Greenhills, Ohio which was one of three greenbelt towns built by the federal government in the late 1930s. Click here to explore New Deal Neighbors.

University of Cincinnati Black History Walking Trail

The UC Black History Walking Trail is best viewed on your phone using the PocketSights app, but can also be seen at the web page. The project was developed in the spring of 2021.

Boldly Better

Boldly Better: Students for Monumental Change is a student organization dedicated to research, truth telling, and commemoration for victims of the full body cancer radiation experiments carried out at UC from 1960-1972 and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. In particular, we seek to create a more fitting and prominent campus monument to the experiment’s victims. To learn more about the project, see the Boldly Better website.