Current JPC Students
Information for Students:
Current JPC Students, please put these dates in your calendar. To earn recognition on your transcripts as a Jefferson Public Citizen, your group will need to publish its work and present its findings. We have created two venues for you to accomplish this:
UVA Student Travel Restriction: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua:
JPC Projects and Students Highlights
Winners of the 4th Annual JPC Presentations Announced!
FIRST PLACE WINNER of the 2012 JPC Presentation Competition is “Hermana-a-Hermana” presented by by Allison Crouch, Leigh Ann Haley, Holly Reeder, Tam Trinh, and Maria Arguello. A $500 award will go to Fundacion Amaneceres to continue supporting the students’ JPC work.
SECOND PLACE WINNER is “You Can't Stop the Beat: Developing Sustainable Research Methods for Music Resource Center” presented by Rebecca Christensen, Allison Cooper, Courtney Fox, and William Binion. A $250 award will go to the Music Resource Center to continue supporting the student’s JPC work.
THIRD PLACE WINNER is “Power of Produce” presented by Natilie Roper and Erica Stratton. A $100 award will go to Market Central to continue supporting the student’s JPC work.
- U.Va. Environmental Sciences Professor Named Virginia Professor of the Year
November 15, 2012
Robert Swap, a research professor of environmental sciences in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2012 Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, known as CASE.
- Study Find Jefferson Public Citizens Program Meeting its Objectives
November 8, 2012 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Public Citizens program, a competitive research-service program for undergraduates that focuses on academics and civic engagement at the local, national or international level, appears to be accomplishing its objectives, according to findings by Youth-Nex: The U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development.
- U.Va. Students Win SXSW Startup Competition with Mobile App for Student Safety
March 20, 2012 | UVAToday
The best protections against crime, universities generally advise their students, are to avoid walking alone at night, to look out for each other and to be aware of one's surroundings.
- U.Va. Students Receive Backing in Public Service Projects
February 20, 2012 | UVAToday
Helping residents of Southside Virginia lower their utility costs. Improving primary and preventative health care in St. Kitts. Assessing water health in Africa and Guatemala, vocational training in India, and "girlfighting" in Charlottesville city schools. Sustainable schoolyard gardening at Clark Elementary.
- University of Virginia's 'PureMadi' Brings Clean Water to Developing Countries
February 9, 2012 — A ceramic water filtration device that looks like a clay flowerpot may someday play a large role in reducing waterborne infectious diseases in developing countries.
More news about JPC
"We have been able to participate in a one of a kind research experience and are excited to pursue many publication opportunities both in the United States and South Africa." JPC Group in South Africa
"A special word of appreciation from us (Venda partners) on the way you conducted yourselves working with other local students and community members. Overall, I thought you were able to seek and listen to local advise, adapt and adjust, with some level of sensitivity. These all are important indicators of good collaborative community work - never perfect, very intricate but worth doing and doing better the next other time!! " Community Partner in South Africa
"This summer has been the best of my life, and I owe it to JPC! Thanks for the help!" Daniel, JPC Group in Honduras
"The JPC program is a vital community outreach, because not only does it empower UVa students, but it also helps empower those without the voice to do it themselves." JPC Group in Nicaragua