Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team (SMART)
Conducting surveys and strengthening community relationships for small businesses.
In this program, teams of undergraduate and graduate students partner with small businesses to help expand and further develop their businesses. Each community partner provides products, like chocolate or strawberries, that are otherwise not widely available in their communities. The Cornell student teams went into the businesses’ communities to understand and learn how to strengthen the consumer-producer relationships. Each business provided goals to the grant recipients before their arrival and continue to keep in touch as the businesses continue to grow.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Food and Agriculture
- Ernest Bethe, College of Human Ecology (Botswana)
- Cole DeMeulemeester, College of Engineering (Uganda)
- Alexander Li, College of Engineering (Kenya)
- Michael Li, College of Human Ecology (China)
- Adi Menayang, Graduate School (Kenya)
- Bichara Sani Haladou, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Rwanda)
- Robert Swanda, Graduate School (Rwanda)
- DeAndre Uwakonye, Graduate School (Uganda)
- Sarah Cartagena, MPA ’19 (Colombia)
- Darren Tsai ’20, College of Engineering (Indonesia)
- Robert Swanda (Kenya)
- Oyin Ogunlowo ’21, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Kenya)
- Khyatee Tewari (South Africa)
Community-Engaged Student Travel Grants
Temporarily paused: Funding students who are spending winter, spring or summer break participating in community-engaged learning or community-based research activities.