Current Winners

Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant

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Term:
Fall 2018
Department:
Public Health & Integrative Biology
Marine debris is a growing global problem that poses health and safety hazards for humans and animals. Efforts to manage marine debris include beach clean ups and citizen science, a scientific method that incorporates community members in the data collection process. Citizen scientists have used geographic information systems (GIS), a process to visualize data and trends in the forms of maps, in order to conserve and manage their environments. Furthermore, participatory geographic information systems (PGIS) allows for the visualization of local knowledge through maps and has been used...Read more
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Term:
Fall 2018
Department:
ESPM & Geography
Air quality has been viewed as an important factor for determining respiratory health and mortality, particularly for individuals aged 0 to 5. Studies show that exposure to high levels of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) correspond to the volume of communicable and non-communicable respiratory condition and disease cases, such as asthma, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A strong positive association between poor air quality and infant mortality has been documented throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting vulnerability at early developmental stages of life. In the...Read more
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Nutriendo el Futuro
Term:
Fall 2018
Department:
Nutritional Science
Nutriendo el Futuro (Nourishing the future) is a social initiative created by students in Caracas as a solution to the food scarcity and hyperinflation that has been happening in Venezuela for the past couple of years; as many of the families have had to reduce the numbers of meals even for children in the household. The program objective is to provide one nutritious meal a day to 82 children school between 1 and 10 years in an underserved community in El Hatillo, Caracas that must be enrolled in. Nutriendo el Futuro is based in a model that hares the responsibility with the community as we...Read more
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Picture Fishing: Visualizing Global Fisheries Diversity
Term:
Fall 2018
Sylvia Targ's work "Picture Fishing: Visualizing Global Fisheries Diversity" aims to communicate the untold stories of small scale fisheries to anyone with interest and access to the internet. She aims to deconstruct the monolithic mental image of what a fishery looks like, in hopes it will lead to greater understanding of unique needs and nuance of global small scale fishing communities."Picture Fishing" is a collaborative initiative, drawing upon contributions from fishers and fisheries scholar around the world. Current progress can be viewed at www.picturefishing.com . Sylvia will be...Read more
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Project Air Mask: A Project on Reducing Air Pollution Exposure for India’s Most Vulnerable
Term:
Fall 2018
Department:
International and Area Studies
Rudy Venguswamy will be traveling to the Clinton Global Initiative University to work on his initiative to bring pollution stopping respirators to at-risk groups in India. Every year, over 9 million people die in the country alone from air pollution. By building an affordable mask for under 100 rupees (@1.5 USD) for people to wear during commutes and while cooking, Project Air Mask hopes to increase awareness about air pollution and help keep those most affected by its adverse effects safe.Read more