Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

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

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
Water in Developing Countries
Project Description:
A group of faculty from the Colleges of Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, and Engineering are collaborating on development of projects to address water and sanitation in developing countries. These issues require a multidisciplinary approach and provide a unique opportunity for faculty and students from across a wide range of disciplines to collaborate.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will work with another intern (under the direction of Prof. Angelica Duran) to conduct searches of the literature and to aid in the preparation of proposals to support future activities in this area, including the possible launch of new service-learning classes and a learning community.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
True interest in the topics of water and sanitation in developing countries, a desire to participate in interdisciplinary projects, evidence of excellence in the classroom (and elsewhere)
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Blatchley, Ernest
Deptartment/College:
civil engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Ernest R. Blatchley III
Title:
Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Angelica Duran
Deptartment/College:
English
Name:
Vicki Simpson
Deptartment/College:
Nursing