Community Based Research


2009 Community Based Undergraduate Research Grants Recipients

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  • Title: “Finding Poetry in Urban Gardening: A Community’s Tool”
    Student Researcher: Michael Mahoney, 3rd year English major (poetry)
    Faculty Advisor: Victor Luftig, English
    Community Partner: St. Paul’s Memorial Church

  • Title: “More than a Cavity: Utilizing Dental Hygienists to Improve Dental Health in Southwest Virginia”
    Student Researcher: Laura McLaughlin, 3rd year Human Biology major
    Faculty Advisor: Tanya Wanchek, Weldon Cooper Center
    Community Partners: Southwest Virginia Health Authority and The Healthy Appalachia Institute

  • Title: “The Effects of Gender Inequality on Healthcare for Women and Children in Vietnam”
    Student Researcher: Hannah Pocock, 3rd year English major (Modern Studies)
    Faculty Advisor: Ellen Fuller, East Asian Studies and Studies in Women and Gender
    Community Partner: Children of Vietnam

  • Title: “The Effect of Career Development Centers on the Brain Drain in South Africa”
    Student Researcher: Sarah Munford, 2nd year in Global Development Studies, and Ishraga Eltahir, Political and Social Thought and African-American and African Studies
    Faculty Advisor: Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton, Religious Studies
    Community Partner: South Africa Migration Project

  • Title: “Culturally Competent Health Care: Partnering to Study Diseases of Poverty in a Multiethnic Community”
    Student Researchers: Robin Kendall, 2nd year Finance and Global Development Studies major Virginia Ruddock, graduate student in Clinical Nursing Leadership
    Faculty Advisor: Brad Brown, Commerce
    Community Partner: Casa Materna

  • Title: “Implementing a Sustainable Water Filtration System through Community Engagement”
    Student Researcher: Ethan Heil, 2nd year, Civil Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: James Smith, Civil Engineering
    Community Partner: University of Venda’s Global Sustainability Club

  • Title: “Sustainable Stormwater Management: Validating Water Quality and Quantity”
    Student Researcher: Michael Downey, 2nd year, Anthropology major and a team of students from environmental sciences and engineering, Environmental Thought and Practice
    Faculty Advisor: Janet Herman, Environmental Sciences
    Community Partner: City of Charlottesville, Dept. of Public Works

  • Title: “Implementing Health Building Principles in a Piedmont Housing Alliance Development”
    Student Researcher: Matthew Bowyer, 3rd year, Interdisciplinary Studies Chase Sparling-Beckley, graduate student Architecture
    Faculty Advisor: John Quale, Architecture and Ralph Allen, Chemistry
    Community Partner: Piedmont Housing Alliance