Undergraduate Engaged Research Programs

Collaborative Engaged Research to Improve Community Health in Coastal Ecuador

In this cross-cultural project, students from Cornell travel to Ecuador and spend a summer working on research projects aimed at improving community health in the country’s coastal region. The following year, students from Ecuador visit Ithaca to work on engaged research related to global health. The Cornell students conduct research in nutrition, technology and maternal and child health at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, the premier academic institution in Ecuador. During a 10-week summer research program, the students work on multi-disciplinary teams with Ecuadoran students on a variety of projects, including analyzing epidemiological surveillance data, conducting household surveys and assisting in primary data collection. At the end of the summer, the students share the results of their research in Ecuador and at Cornell.

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Undergraduate Engaged Research Programs

Expanding the number of students involved in established community-engaged research.

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