Denison students win peace project award
Date of Event: April 12, 2010
Posted: April 12, 2010
Three Denison students have won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace award to study and address problems of water access in rural China. Mark Magnus (Lake Forest, Ill.), Lin Mu (Changchun City, China), and Eric Stachura (Perrysburg, Ohio) earned the prize for their proposal, “Clean Drinking Water in China.”
The Denison students’ project will prepare them for a journey to a rural village in China this summer, where they will provide buckets for water storage and drinking water disinfectants for water purification. They also will provide books on basic hygiene to local libraries and work with local schools to plan for ongoing health education in the schools and for public workshops on health and hygiene.
Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for students who attend partner schools of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students design grassroots projects for peace that they will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2010. Through a competition on more than 90 campuses, projects have been selected for funding at $10,000 each.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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