Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Wildlife Monitoring Reflections and Recommendations and Livestock Prices Survey

I started contributing to the management of the camera traps at Tanzania People & Wildlife (TPW) in July of 2019 and continued through March of 2020. I managed the camera traps in the absence of the natural resources monitoring officer and worked collaboratively with the officer when he was present.

KAP Study on Cervical Cancer Screening and Coverage in Brazil

Evidence before this study: Pap smear coverage is about 75% in Brazil, yet most samples are never evaluated by cytologists due to poor quality. Lack of organized, population-based screening programs results in both over- and under-screened groups. The present study sought a more comprehensive evaluation of knowledge, attitudes and practices …

Southwestern Regional Day Report Center Quarterly Report

Rachel spent her fellowship in West Virginia (pop. 22,000) with the Southwestern Regional Day Report Center (SRDRC) implementing a Fresh Start Program in Logan County for those leaving prison for drug offenses. At the center of the program was agricultural and artisan programming, aimed at reconnecting clients with their communities. …

Legal Services for Asylum Seekers at the Dilley Detention Center

Connor Vasu spent his fellowship year in Dilley, Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border. He is working with the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP) at the Dilley Detention Center in Texas to help better understand the legal and humanitarian needs of migrants and asylum seekers at the southern border. The privately-run Dilley …

An Analysis of Labour Migration Trends Between Myanmar and Thailand Through the Formal MOU Process

During the last two decades, labour migration has emerged as a significant driver of economic growth and development in both countries of origin and destination in South-East Asia. 2015 estimates identified around 20.2 million migrants as originating from countries that are members of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), …

Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Knowledge in the Arctic Council

The Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat (IPS) supports the work of six international Indigenous organizations with Permanent Participant status in the Arctic Council — the world’s leading intergovernmental forum for international cooperation on Arctic issues. The Permanent Participant category was established in the Arctic Council’s founding document to provide for …