Mundy Global Learning Endowment

Shellby Miller’s trip to Kiritimati Island illustrates stark realities of climate change

Coral reef off Kiritimati Island. (Photo: Pamela Grothe)

Senior Shellby Miller traveled to Kiritimati Island in March to collect coral samples for her undergraduate research project investigating whether scientists can use some coral species chemical signals to track sea-surface temperatures. This is part of an ongoing series of essays from across the globe written by CEE students who have traveled abroad with the support of the Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Summer in Nicaragua distills Emily Ferrando’s career goals: protect the environment

Emily Ferrando in the Somoto Canyon in Nicaragua.

Undergraduate student Emily Ferrando traveled to Sabana Grande, Nicaragua, over the summer to intern with an organization called Grupo Fenix. Ferrando says the trip, paid for by the Mundy Global Learning Endowment, reaffirmed her desire to work in environmental remediation after graduation.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Summer travel to India leads to culture shock — just not the one Shannon Evanchec expected

"As I sat down to reflect on my experience this summer, I came to the realization that it is incredibly difficult to put something so life changing into words." Read more from Shannon Evanchec about her research trip to India last summer, which was funded by the Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In their own words: A research trip to Bolivia changes travelers’ perspectives

A dozen School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students spent their Spring Break working in La Paz, Bolivia, and nearby rural communities. Traipsing around with strange apparatuses hanging around their necks or dipping graduated cylinders into lakes and under water spigots. Connecting their years of classroom study to the real world.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For Aaron Bivins, Maputo trip turns sanitation data into harsh reality

Master’s student Aaron Bivins spent part of his summer traveling to Mozambique to help lay the groundwork for a study about the relationship between population density and the health effects of sanitation. This is part of an ongoing series of essays from across the globe written by CEE students who have traveled abroad with the support of the Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A summer in Europe changes Alex Zickar’s perspective

This summer was just as much about learning as it was about traveling. Some of the most inspiring learning moments came not from museums or programmed education, but from mistakes, close calls and encounters with the locals — we all made some mistakes this summer.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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