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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How to Better Understand and Improve the Relationship that Project Access Fosters between Pro-Bono Organizations and the Uninsured Population in Durham

Research Questions: How can Project Access better improve its programs and future? How do patients of Project Access view their experiences working with the organization as a whole? How do they view their health? Do they have additional support systems in place?

Land Trust and Succession Planning

Disclaimer:  This booklet is designed to answer basic questions about issues that a landowner might have planning the transition of their farm.  It is not intended to provide legal advice.  As with any real estate transaction, landowners should consult their personal legal, financial and tax advisors before finalizing a conservation …

Monitoring Disparity in the Migrant Population in Chile

El crecimiento de la población de migrantes peruanos en Chile durante los últimos dos décadas resultó en una disparidad evidente en Santiago, que ha creado preguntas sobre el tratamiento de los migrantes por la población nativo. A pesar de unas iniciativas por el gobierno para promover la igualdad entre los …

Photography in Teaching Research Methodology

I conducted interviews with all of the students in the Summer Research Initiative and other students participating in summer school.  I began interviewing during week three with three separate group interviews.  The groups were comprised of friend circles in an effort to make them feel as comfortable as possible.  It …

Dealing with a Different Desert: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Thar

Although climate change is occurring on a global scale, its most acute effects are felt locally. Subsistence farmers in the developing world are especially vulnerable, because not only are they exposed to the largest geophysical and ecological changes but also they face large social barriers, often related to poverty, that …

How the Social Situation of Indigenous Australians Impacts and Interacts With Their Health Status

[Abstract not currently available.]