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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Accessibility of National Health Security Office (NHSO) HIV Prevention Funding for Civil Society Organizations

Civil society organizations (CSOs) have played a critical role in Thailand’s HIV response. As the national HIV epidemic has become concentrated in specific key populations (KPs), including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people (TG), male sex workers (MSW), female sex workers (FSW), and people who inject drugs …

Innovating Approaches: Health Education in Bulgaria

Health education is a growing priority worldwide. Health education programs have established the potential for reducing costs and improving health outcomes, especially in low-income communities. This universal push is no less applicable to Bulgaria, where structured health education programs are lacking or nonexistent. Currently, there are no structured programs dedicated …

The Student Experience of Teach for Nepal (TFN) Fellows’ Classrooms

Nepal’s public education system is in a dire situation: only 60% of the students who enrol in grade 1 make it to grade 10. Of those who make it to grade 10, over 50% of the students fail their 10th grade national level examination (School Leaving Certificate or SLC). In …

Watching the Marvelous City in Transition: Housing Policy Recommendations from the Voices of the Communities

For most of the past decade since Brazil was awarded the World Cup bid in 2007 and Rio won the Olympic bid in 2009, the Marvelous City has experienced a remarkable transformation. With the addition of the large scale favela-upgrading program Morar Carioca, the UPP security program, the influence of …

What Are the Implications of the Industrial Food System, and What Are the Barriers Facing Sustainable Food Production in Costa Rica?

This report details the realities of the 21st century Costa Rican food system. Drawing upon interviews with farmers (both organic and conventional), artisanal fishermen, supermarket owners, co-op organizers and participants, chocolate producers, and coffee manufacturers, this report intertwines on-the-ground testimonies with the work of NGOs, government agencies, investigative journalists, and …

Measuring Gender Attitudes Among Male Adolescents and Young Men in Accra, Ghana

The following study was designed to measure the prevalence and the nature of gender attitudes among male adolescents in Accra, Ghana. Project’s objective was to gain a better understanding of beliefs (about gender identity, norms, and relations) held by boys between the age of 12 and 20. Survey and interview-based …