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

Final Report to Tsukaisute Jidai wo Kangaeru Kai

My research was a program analysis for Tsukaisute Jidai wo Kangaeru Kai, a community discussion space questioning the modern values. Founded in 1973 by Tsuchida Takeshi, the organization mainly attracts those drawn by his ideas of building a more sustainable world. This manifests in the organization’s many programs, ranging from …

Combining Entrepreneurship and Global Health to Provide Access to Health Care Delivery in Rural India

Policy Problem Statement Health and wellbeing are not only of the highest importance to both the individual and to societies, they are also a fundamental human right. For as far as we can think, healthcare is a public good and therefore more a domain of the public sector rather than …

Pushing “Them” Out: African Americans and the Zero Tolerance Policy in American Urban Public School Systems

Problem Statement The School District of Philadelphia should abolish the zero-tolerance policy in Philadelphia Public Schools. The zero-tolerance is the largest influential factor in the School-to-Prison Pipeline. When an infraction occurs, this policy justifies extreme action to correct student’s behavior. Consequently, suspensions, retentions and expulsions are distributed. Research shows that …

The Conflict of Outsiders in Community Development on Maternal Child Health in Rorya, Tanzania

In the past two years, Mama Maisha, also known as Mother Life in Swahili, began to promote maternal child health in the Rorya District of Tanzania through the efforts of Maternal Health Workers (MHWs). Mama Maisha was started by Dr. Reta and Jeff Graham, medical doctors from the USA, and …

Building an Inc. 500 City: Understanding Why Fast-Growing Companies Start Where They Do

Purpose The purpose of this study was to understand the factors and features that influence an entrepreneur’s decision to start his or her company in a given city. In particular, we were interested in the subclass of entrepreneurs who start fast-growing companies. We hoped to use these data for insight …

Confronting the Challenges of Household Selection in a Survey of Bangalore

Citizenship Index: A Brief Overview The Brown-Janaagraha Citizenship Index (CI) is a massive undertaking that aims to understand the quality of citizenship in urban India, in particular, Bangalore. This topic is of great relevance as India is rapidly urbanizing which, in turn, means the world is rapidly urbanizing since a …