This dissertation explores the impact of local participation on the performance of sustainable development projects. The first chapter of this dissertation uses game theory to explore how a strategic, cost-sensitive development agency will use activities like local participation to strengthen the effectiveness of a payment-based project (wherein payments incentivize local cooperation). This analysis highlights the…
Social Science Scholar: Using ArcGIS Software to Analyze Crime Patterns
This past summer I, alongside 17 other highly motivated Florida State University students, were given the privilege to pursue opportunities that would help advance our own professional goals, such as participating in community acts of service, professional research, or dedicated internships within the fields of our choosing. When I was offered this opportunity, I knew…
UBELONG in Lisbon
All in all, this was a truly amazing experience. By interacting with and living among locals, working behind the scenes for an International NGO, and traveling solo throughout Portugal, I gained a much wider understanding of how different cultures interact and how connected we are to one another.
FSU Students in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program Lend a Hand During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
The small drones, or unmanned aerial systems team, had only just returned from Texas where they were mapping Houston after Hurricane Harvey.