Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Water, water, everywhere: CLA Engineering a Water Curriculum"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
Interdisciplinary; STEM; humanities; grant writing
Project Description:
A group of Purdue faculty in STEM, liberal arts, business, and other areas have been diligently fostering intellectual bridges and practical classroom and experiential applications addressing "providing access to clean water" (National Academy of Engineering grand Challenges Report 2008). This research project involves researching best practices and seeking grants to create a service-learning curriculum for a course to be inaugurated at Purdue in Spring 2013 or Autumn 2014 (depending on funding)
Expected Student Contributions:
Weekly meetings with PI, review and write-up of related literature, aiding in targeting and writing grant applications, attending conferences, interviewing Purdue faculty from various departments, and volunteering in the area service-learning projects that are projected to be included as requirements in the course (such as the Wabash River Sampling project).
Related Website(s): See also Ernest Blatchley DURI Project
Desired Qualifications:
Any major; competency in communicating in spoken and written English; strong analytical skills. Preferable: interest in multidisciplinary work, environmental issues, teaching.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?

Professor in Charge

Duran, Angelica
English and Comparative Literature/CLA

Student Supervisor

Angelica Duran
Assoicate Professor, English and Comparative Lit

Cooperating Faculty

Chip Blatchley
Civil Engineering/CVL
Robert Marzec