Five teams from Samia Islam’s ECON 432/532 class participated in Service-Learning research projects this semester. Working with community partner Boise Farmers Market, students assisted in collecting and analyzing data that would help determine a permanent location for the market.
The teams prepare posters about their projects and took part in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Titles of the posters were:
- Commercial Kitchens in Farmers Markets
- Location Choices of the Future Boise Farmers Market using GIS Mapping
- Boise Farmer’s Market Commercial Kitchen & Relocation Options
- Farmer’s Market Surveys: Best Practices
- Surveying for New Boise Farmers Market Location and Consumer Amenity Preference
Students from ECON 474/575 ‘Sustainability and Economic Policy’ presented on the following topics
- Climate Change Effects On The Outdoor Economy of Idaho. [Ben Albert, Marissa Warren, Michael Duke, and Hannah Arnold]
- Environmental Valuation Best Practices. [Jon Snell, McKenna Yetter, Hailie Johnson-Waskow]
- The Idaho Outdoors As A Recruitment Tool. [Nate Nelson, Marlee Heistuman, Calvin Gaus]
- Utilizing Science in Idaho Policy: Exploring Feasible Environmental Policies for Idaho. [Ravyn Farber, Danny Fisher, Amy Hilton]
Overall, this class included 12 students from COBE, 1 from SPS. The poster titled ‘The Idaho Outdoors As A Recruitment Tool’ won the Best in College award.