2014 Community Engagement Academic Outreach Endowment Grants to Faculty and Students
Community Engagement announces the 2014 Academic Outreach Endowment Grant Recipients
Tara Affolter’s project will team students from her First Year Seminar, “Telling Stories: Identity Education and Power” with students from Deirdre Kelly’s class at the Parent Child Center, “The Power of Stories” to explore notions of story and counter-story.
In conjunction with the Vermont Department of Public Health, Dr. Grass, his staff, and student researchers plan to conduct tick surveys in Addison County.
Innovation Economy in Addison County
Students in Jon Isham’s “Environmental Economics” class collaborate with local organizations on projects related to food, energy, resources, and storytelling.
Cumbancha and Vermont
Students in Damascus Kafumbe’s J-term course will investigate how Cumbancha, a record label in Charlotte, has enhanced Vermont’s musical scene.
Philanthropy: Ethics & Practice
Students in the J-term course taught by Sarah Stroup and Steve Viner will make grant(s) to charitable organizations totaling $10,000, provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation.
Grassroots On-Site Work (GROW) with Gardens for Health International (GHI)
Hannah Geldermann ’16 and Molly McShane ’16.5 will be collaborating with GHI in Rwanda conducting soil research, working with community members, and further developing agricultural practices.
Jia Jun Lee ’15 aims to use colonial, government-issued, and indigenous maps to identify native land for the Penan people in Malaysia and to engage with the local community to produce participatory maps.