Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

CDAE students have opportunities to participate in research being conducted within the department (through courses, workstudy, or employment) and to explore research topics of their own interest with mentor support.

Here are two ways in which undergraduates have initiated their own research in recent years.

  • URECA Awards
    Undergraduate Research Endeavors Competative Awards (URECA) are administered by the UVM Honors College. 2008-2009 awardees from CDAE include Sarah Woodward '08, CID major, with the project titled "Enhancing Economic Development in an Economically Depressed Community Through Participatory Research: A Case Study of Barre City, Vermont" and Eamon Penney '08, CID major, with the project titled "Application of the Micro-Credit Model to Economically Marginalized Groups in the Moshi and Arusha Districts of Tanzania."

    Michael Skillicorn, '09 CID pictured below at UVM's Research Day, was recognized for Distinguished Undergraduate Research for his URECA project titled, "Relationship-Based Coffee: Fostering Equitable Trade Through Communication and Trust." You can view the video he produced here: http://vimeo.com/4265424

  • Honors Thesis
    Students within the community development and applied economics department who also participate in the Honors College can complete an honors thesis with support from faculty within CDAE. Recent honors thesis titles by CDAE students include "Marketing of Agricultural Tourism in Massachusetts" by Marlow Duffy, '09 CID major, and "HIV/AIDS Prevention Education in the Dominican Republic" by Lena Forman, '08 CID major.

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