Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Assessing the effectiveness of Free-choice Education in Animal Sciences"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
Social Sciences, Equitation Science
Project Description:
Farm visits are very popular with schools and families seeking to expose their children to agriculture. The purpose of this study is to assess if displays designed for an on farm visit increase agricultural literacy in the area of Animal Science.
Expected Student Contributions:
Intern would assist with literature review and design of the displays, as well as data collection and coding. The intern would participate in discussions regarding the findings and conclusions.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
Animal Sciences background, Dairy preferred. Attention to detail, excellent observations skills. Will be required to complete human subjects training.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
10
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Brady, Colleen
Deptartment/College:
youth development and agricultural educ

Student Supervisor

Name:
Abby Sweet
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Mark Tucker
Deptartment/College:
YDAE-AgComm/Agriculture