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STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTED BY

/// BRENDAN HARVEY — Student MORGAN WIZA — Student The capstone projects conducted by Adrian College upperclassmen demonstrate the challenge of a liberal arts education at Adrian College. Among this year’s most unique research endeavors were those undertaken by Brendan Harvey and Morgan Wiza. For his environmental studies capstone research project, Harvey worked with the directors at Sanctuary Home — an orphanage for children of India’s lowest caste — to implement a sustainable method for feeding its residents.

“THANK YOU TO DONORS OF THE AC SUMMER RESEARCH FUND LIKE ROD MACLENNAN, WHO HELP SUPPORT OUR RESEARCH AND PASSIONS.” — Morgan Wiza

“I am partnering with two Indian agri-grow companies to finalize a greenhouse-food production system to be built this year,” said Harvey. “Additionally, we are working with organizations such as Engineers without Borders and Adrian College to see the nutritional needs of the children met — to unlock the potential for all 160 of these young persons’ futures.” With support from a 2016 Undergraduate Student Research Summer Grant, Wiza transcribed and analyzed the 1865 diary of Major Hinckley F. Beebe, a union soldier in the Iowa 38th Volunteer Infantry. According to Wiza, “Through my research with the diary, three significant findings on food, communication and weather revealed these were very important issues in the life of a soldier.”

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