ERIC Number: EJ696578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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An Innovative Program to Fund Health-Oriented Student Projects and Research
Bybee, Ronald F.; Thompson, Sharon E.
Journal of American College Health, v53 n2 p85 Sep 2004
The price of a university education has increased over the years. As a result, students often graduate with thousands of dollars of debt. Conducting research or developing class projects that require personal expenditures can be overwhelming, if not impossible. Participation in research and in developing projects can enhance a student's educational experience. In an effort to address cost issues and provide an optimal learning experience for all students through participation in projects and research, the College of Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) collaborated with a regional foundation to fund health-oriented students' projects and research. Approximately 100 projects have been funded in amounts from $200 to $10,000 at UTEP. Similar programs can be replicated at other US universities. Establishing a general fund and identifying contributors may be a viable option, although finding a foundation or agency to fund the project poses a challenge.
Descriptors: Student Research, Student Projects, Sciences, Learning Experience, Educational Experience, Educational Change
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Texas