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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Topic: The Built Environment, Housing, & Land Use

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.

A Six Month Curriculum for the Peer Parent Support Group of the Homeless Prenatal Program Based on the Five Protective Factors Model

*In 2016, the SOL program pivoted for the year to focus on political engagement in what was then called the “Political Engagement Pilot Project,” or PEPP. This was an alternative version of SOL that laid the groundwork for the development of the PEP program as it currently exists. [Abstract not …

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 …

The Agrarian and Frontier Myths Are Alive Today

*In 2016, the SOL program pivoted for the year to focus on political engagement in what was then called the “Political Engagement Pilot Project,” or PEPP. This was an alternative version of SOL that laid the groundwork for the development of the PEP program as it currently exists. Americanism has …

Utilizing Existing Resources to Provide Elderly Care Services for Neighborhoods in Harbin, China

About the Project About Harbin Harbin, the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang province, China, is consists of 8 metropolitan districts and 10 counties and has a total population of up to 11 million. Harbin is the most populous city in Northeatern China and serves as an important industrial base …

Envisioning a Durham for All: Perspectives on Living, Working and Voting in Durham as a Working Class Person of Color

In 1912 civil rights leader W.E.B, Dubois characterized Durham as a role model for progress both in terms of African American economic development, and relations between African American and white residents. In spite of white resistance, generations of political struggle on the part of African-Americans (as well as local and …