December 2022 graduates of the UW–Madison School of Human Ecology’s applied master’s degree in Human Ecology presented capstone projects reflecting their wide-ranging professional skills and human ecological approach to advancing well-being in society. The following are the graduates’ capstone project abstracts and links to their presentations.
From May to September 2022, ARTS for ALL Wisconsin worked alongside Janel Hutchison, a UW–Madison School of Human Ecology master’s student and professional ballet dancer, to conduct an assessment of the dance opportunities, needs, and desires of youth with disabilities in Madison, Wisconsin. By hearing directly from individuals and organizations about how young people with disabilities access and experience dance in and around Madison, Hutchison’s assessment aims to better support and include dancers with disabilities.
In June 2022, Sarakk Rith, a UW–Madison School of Human Ecology master’s student, began collaborating with PEPY Empowering Youth (PEPY), a non-governmental organization that focuses on improving education and youth development in Cambodia. The collaboration’s goal was to prepare to launch the “Young Leaders Award Program.” The program will help PEPY’s former bachelor’s degree students pursue graduate-level programs by leveraging existing scholarship processes, staffing, and management with new funding to support a minimum three-year initial operation. Ultimately, the Young Leaders Award Program aims to raise the number of graduate students from rural areas, increase class enrollment at local universities, and produce first-time master’s degree scholars from rural areas of Siem Reap province, Cambodia.
Learn more about Human Ecology’s MS in Human Ecology program, including how to apply, and congratulations to all of our December 2022 graduates!