Africa Table - CAS Summer Research Award Recipients Present on Smallholder Farming in Mozambique and Mosquito Breeding in Coastal Kenya

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

12:00 pm

Encina Hall West, Room 219 Map

Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series. This week CAS summer research award recipients will present on their respective studies.

Food, Forests and Freshwater through the Eyes of a Smallholder Farmer in Rural Mozambique
Eric Wilburn, MS in Environmental Engineering & MA in Public Policy 2018; CAS Summer Research Grant Recipient 2016

Eric is a graduate student in the Environmental Engineering & Science program. Having most recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, he is interested in water and sanitation issues in low- income countries with a current focus on developing sustainable water and sanitation systems through resource recovery from human waste.

Understanding the Community Context of Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Breeding in Coastal Kenya: Implications for Control
Jenna Forsyth, PhD candidate, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)

Jenna is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources and has a Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. Her research brings together principles of environmental science, epidemiology, and behavior change. She hopes to develop and evaluate interventions to minimize exposures to contaminants and disease vectors in households in low-income countries. Her most recent research on lead contamination in food has brought her to Bangladesh.

When:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where:
Encina Hall West, Room 219 Map
Admission:

Lunch will be served.

Tags:

Lecture / Reading International Environment Humanities Engineering Health / Wellness Public Service Science 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-497-7688, africanstudies@stanford.edu