Civic Engagement Research Fund Awards 2013 - 2014

Meghan Burke

Department of Disability and Human Studies/College of Applied Health Sciences
“Training Parents of Students with Disabilities: Using Technology to Enhance Civic Engagement”

Isabel Cruz

Department of Computer Science/College of Engineering
“Big Data Integration to Enable Citizen Participation in Smart Cities”

Joy Hammel

Occupational Therapy/College of Applied Health Sciences
“Participatory Action Research in the Disability Community to Address Societal Disparities in Community Living and Participation”

Sandy Slater

Institute for Health Research and Policy/School of Public Health
“Playground Renovations and Social Capital on Youth Park Use and Physical Activity”

Elaine Yuan

Department of Communication/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
&ldquoThe Effects of Social Media Networks on Civic Participation”

IPCE works to enhance civic engagement through research, public discourse, and education while promoting the use of technology to enhance civic engagement and strengthen the democratic fabric of our city, state and nation.


Civic Engagement and Disability: using advocacy and technology to advance the political participation of people with disabilities


Comments from a reader:

"Very few people would probably know that policies concerning people with disabilities are typically made on their behalf by a third party. This leaves one to speculate about whether they even agree with the policies being made.  This analogous to the board of education and k-12 students, students also have no “voice” when it comes to educational policies."