December 2013 Issue • Volume 41 • Issue 8

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Mark Caldwell Funded by the 2013 CARI Grant

The September/October issue of Footnotes ran an article announcing the recipients of the 2013 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) awards, which inadvertently omitted the project by Mark Caldwell, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His project, “Assessing User Experience and Deliverable Outcomes for an Online Certification Program in Aquaponics,” seeks to create a survey instrument that will allow the Sweet Water Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to interdisciplinary education, to measure outcomes for their AQUAPONs online certification program. The AQUAPONS program will provide free education in the STEM areas by requiring users to design and maintain their own aquaponics garden—the combination of hydroponics (vegetables grown in water) with aquaculture (the use of fish or other marine life as fertilizing agents in gardens). 

This small grants program encourages and supports sociologists in bringing social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to address community-identified issues and concerns. CARI provides up to $3,000 for each project to cover direct costs associated with the community action research. The next deadline is February 2, 2014. For more information and to apply, visit www.asanet.org/funding/cari.cfm.

 

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