GWI at the OHI/O Hackathon

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The Global Water Institute has partnered with OHI/O to offer a challenge at the upcoming OHI/O Hackathon on the weekend of October 21 and 22. Students will have 24 hours to design and program an interactive utility for accessing village water data, optimized for users in the United States and in Tanzania. Interested in tackling this project? Sign up now …

Strengthening Research Methodology And Data Analysis Capacity In Higher Education In Ethiopia: Challenges And Opportunities

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Ann O’Connell, professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio State, will share some experiences with capacity building for research in higher education in Ethiopia. She will approach this presentation as a methodologist and educational statistician and will provide some suggestions for how students and faculty can become engaged in international …

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Surveys Of Groundwater Resources In Rural Tanzania

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Groundwater in Tanzania is a critical water resource that can sustain communities during dry seasons and improve health and education outcomes for community members. Large rural areas of Tanzania lack access to groundwater, frequently due to underproductive wells and non-functional pumps or distribution systems. Improved understanding of geology and groundwater monitoring could …

Spring Service-Learning Opportunity In Tanzania

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The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program has announced a series of informational sessions for their upcoming service-learning trip in May of 2018. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to help a Tanzanian village address problems involving water access, public health, and gender equity. Interested students can find more information on the dates and times of these info sessions on the program …

Measuring the Substantive Representation of Zimbabwean Women’s Issues in the National Legislature

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The presence of women in African politics has been hailed by observers both inside and outside the region as a step in the right direction toward ensuring the representation of women’s issues. Focusing on the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation during the Zimbabwean 8th Parliament Session, Fungisai Musoni will analyze the …

US EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

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The US Environmental Protection Agency recently opened registration for the 2017 iteration of its Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge is a design competition in which student teams, along with faculty advisors, are tasked with improving stormwater management on their campuses in a way that reduces environmental impacts while improving campus aesthetics and usability. Past projects have recommended installing permeable pavement, …

Brown Bag: Stuck Between Two Extremes: Trying to Find Solutions That Work in the Field and in the Lab

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Finding compatible research cultures in the field may be just as difficult–but is certainly just as important–as bridging different human cultures. For a recent project on foot-and-mouth disease, Rebecca Garabed experienced the juxtaposition of the research culture of a remote field team in Cameroon with that of the high-security US reference laboratory …

Brown Bag: From Focus Groups to Field Experiments: A Decade of Data Collection in Malawi

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Studying the relationship between identity and politics in Malawi forces researchers to rely on a plethora of data collection methodologies, including oral histories, elite interviews, focus group discussions, large-scale citizen surveys, survey experiments, lab-in-the-field experiments, and field experiments. Amanda Robinson will highlight the challenges and opportunities that each of these methodologies has presented …