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Harward, Donald W. – Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, 2001
When a fire breaks out in the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, the firefighter response time is just a bit quicker these days, thanks to student research at Bates College. When the alarm sounds, firefighters click on a computer map that tells them the size of the burning structure, the quickest route to the fire, the closest hydrant and…
Descriptors: Community Development, Student Research, Community Needs, Reaction Time
Grossman-Garber, Deborah; Gold, Arthur; Husband, Thomas – Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, 2001
American research universities are renowned for applying cutting-edge science to the improvement of the world's health and environmental systems. Indeed, as a society, people have come to expect this type of intellectual leadership from their great universities. Less appreciated is the robust opportunity for state and local governments to harness…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Community Problems, Research Universities, Experiential Learning