Dr. Alice Ammerman, NUTR 696-041: Sustainable Local Food Systems-Intersection of Local Foods and Public Health
Students in this course learn about the health, economic, and environmental impacts of our current food system and how a more local and sustainable approach might address current concerns. Students will serve with local community partners addressing these issues.
Dr. Geoff Bell, ENST 490: Restoration Ecology
Modern restoration ecology attempts to recover the composition, structure, and function of historic ecosystems. This course focuses on how ecological theory and science can contribute to successful restoration. Students will serve with various environmental organizations.
Dr. Molly Creel, PUBA 401: Public Service Theory and Practice
Students in this course learn the basis of public service, grounded in public administration. Students will serve in various public sector organizations. This course addresses three topic areas: The Context of Public Service and Administration, Organizations and Governance, and the Core Functions of Public Service Governance.
Dr. Brian Hogan, CHEM 430H: Biochemistry-APPLES
This course seeks to understand the biochemistry of life by utilizing several human diseases as models of understanding course concepts. Students will serve with health related organizations.
Dr. Tessa Nicholas, COMP 380: Computers and Society
This course uses an interdisciplinary approach toward examination and analysis of the effects of information and computing technologies on communities and individuals. Students in this course will serve in with organizations using digital media tools.
$1, 500 Mini-Grant Recipients
Dr. Scott Kirsch, GEOG 650: Technology and Democracy
This course will explore political and geographical dimensions of technological change of key environmental issues such as energy, water and waste, with a focus on North Carolina settings. Students will serve with specific community-based research projects identified by organizations.
Ms. Kari Kozlowski, SOCI 423: Sociology of Education
This course is an overview of theory and research on education and schooling, with an emphasis on educational opportunities, education as a social institution, and the changing context of schools and schooling. Students volunteer in the community in various classroom settings at local schools.
Ms. Jennifer Miller, PLCY 399: Public Policy in the Workplace
Sustained high unemployment rates have brought workforce issues to the forefront of the policy agenda in North Carolina, across the US, and worldwide. Students will serve with various workforce related community organizations with an emphasis on public policy theory and practice.