Buffett undergraduate research published in journals dedicated to improving global service learning experiences

March 22, 2017

Three alums of Buffett Institute programs had their work published in journals centered around innovative practices and scholarship in study abroad.

Olsen and Roldan at CEDESOL in BoliviaWendy Roldan (left, McCormick 2017) and Caroline Olsen (right, Medill 2017) published their GESI project case study “Materiales Didácticos para Toro Toro” [Teaching Materials for Toro Toro] in the International Undergraduate Journal for Service Learning, Leadership, and Social Change (Vol. 6: 1, p. 11-21. Fall 2016).

The case study focuses on their work in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with the grassroots NGO CEDESOL. CEDESOL works to combat the deadly effects of indoor air pollution on Bolivian women and children through building and implementing ecological cookers, as well as through educational training and leadership programs. In recent years, CEDESOL has begun implementing ecological cookers in schools as well as homes. This case study outlines their project, which worked to build the beginnings of an education and training program for these students. The authors received support from School of Communication professor and GESI instructor Paul Arntson.

Harlow in UgandaGESI alum and 2015 Community-Based Research Fellow Chris Harlow (left, SESP 2016) published an article in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research (Volume 5, Fall 2016) titled “Undergraduate Service Learning in Uganda: Project Observations and Recommendations.” Harlow was mentored by Buffett staff for the article, where he discusses his findings on the sustainability of international development projects. His field work in Uganda was funded by the Buffett’s CBR fellowship program.

Development, Undergraduate Students