Engaging the world starts here….
Experiential learning is a critical component of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ bachelor of science in public health. Ask public health students to talk about their courses, and quickly you will learn how their classroom experiences translate into hands-on opportunities not only to learn valuable professional skills but to make a difference in communities locally, nationally and globally.
For example, Brianna Howard, Public Health, co-founder of PAANI, is working to bring clean water to a neighborhood where it is direly needed in the heart of Mumbai, India. During a six-week Invent@SU program in 2019, Howard, and her teammate Nikita Chatterjee (Economics), designed and built a prototype for an invention combining a traditional sari with advanced water filters built in. PAANI took first place in the Invent@SU program and a $5,000 prize. Read more about the project.
Additionally, Loretta Odro ’11, Public Health, was accepted to the IMHOTEP summer internship program. Read her story.
According to SU public health graduate and McNair Scholar, Shanique Campbell, “community engagement teaches you skills needed as a professional,” referring to her internship at the Center for Maternal and Child Health. Campbell was interested in studying sweetened soda consumption in pregnant women and worked closely with professor of public health and her McNair mentor, Sandra Lane, to launch this project. Read her story.
Kristen Culmo and Alyssa Fuller, two Syracuse University Public Health students from the Class of 2011, embarked on a three and a half month journey in South Africa through the School for International Training. Read about their experiences.
Andres Moreira ’12 participated in the Semester at Sea program with opportunities of a lifetime to see the world.