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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Butterfly House: A Project Proposal for a Club Babochka Assisted Living Community

One of the most pressing problems in the special needs community of St. Petersburg, Russia is independent assisted living for young adults. This problem, of course, lies beyond the confines of St. Petersburg and affects the entirety of the Russian Federation, much of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, …

Paediatric Palliative Care: A Research Summary and Action Plan for the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society

Despite the best efforts of parents, doctors, nurses, and patients, sometimes a child will not survive his or her encounter with cancer. The end-of-life experience is a deeply significant one for everyone involved. A child only dies once, and what occurs during this time shapes the lives of loved ones …

The Implementation and Impact of Family Reintegration in Battambang District, Cambodia

There are 600.000 orphans and 328,000 vulnerable children (OVC) in Cambodia (MOSVY/NAA). Although this figure has remained relatively constant, the number of residential care centers has grown 75% in the last 10 years. According to the most recent estimates, 11,112 children were residing in 216 orphanages (Sophannara, 2012). Only 28% …

Community Development Internship with No Longer Empty

[Abstract not currently available.]

Knowledge of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Among Caretakers of Type 1 Diabetic Children at Regional Clinics Within Tanzania

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Assessing the Impact of the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on Impoverished Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)

Problem Statement: According to the 2011 World Health Organization (WHO) report, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the greatest causes of deaths worldwide, mainly due to diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Of Tanzania’s 32 million people, 300,000-350,000 (a prevalence of 2.6%) are living with diabetes; yet, for every diagnosed patient, two or …