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Gracie H

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); environmental microbiology; behavior change; environmental science; global public health

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Attitudes towards municipal tap water

Many people have varied feelings about drinking tap water, especially after the events in Flint, Michigan. A student could survey people from all over their city to understand their attitudes towards city tap water. They could also collect some demographic data to see what factors may correlate with different attitudes. Do people in a certain neighborhood think alike? Do people who drink well water have different attitudes about city water? Do women have different attitudes than men? Does family income correlate with attitudes? A student would also learn to develop a good samples frame, design non-biased survey questions, and have the opportunity to analyze local data!

Coding skills

R (proficient, but not expert)

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