Research Projects

Many interdisciplinary research projects have been conducted utilizing the resources and relationships created by the ESAVANA network.

Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) is an academic public service program that integrates service and research experiences throughout the student’s time at UVA. ESAVANA students have worked collaboratively on several JPC projects over the years.

Some examples of papers and articles follow:

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U.Va.-South African Collaboration Produces Clean-Burning, Efficient Cook Stoves, and Much More

(Article in UVA Today)

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Water Purification in Rural South Africa: Ethical Analysis and Reflections on Collaborative Community Engagement Projects in Engineering 

(Published in the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering)

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Student-led, Community Driven Improvement of the Drinking Supply in a Rural Village in South Africa 

(Published in the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering)

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Engaged Scholarship: Undergraduate Participant Experiences in an International Community-based Research Setting

(For the American Educational Research Association Spring Conference 2010)

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Real-time interactive environmental teleducation between the United States and southern Africa

(Published in the South African Journal of Science 100, January/February 2004)

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SAVANA: Implementation and Evolution of an International Research and Education Consortium

(Published in the IIENetworker: The International Education Magazine)

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Engaging people, not projects: Re-defining the standards of service-learning through a community led project in Tshapasha, South Africa

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