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Student Projects on the Farm

Individual students projects conducted on the CUE Farm have provided a rich opportunity for Butler students to obtain real-world experience in their field of study. The CUE Farm has worked with students from biology and pharmacy to education, journalism, and business.

Fall 2018 Projects

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Haley Cowart, Environmental Studies '20

CUE Farm Project Intern

Project Title: Food deserts and urban farms

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

Clair O'Brien, Environmental Studies '21 

CUE Farm Project Intern

Project Title: Design and construction of a mobile farm stand display.

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

Elizabeth Streiff, Environmental Studies '20 

CUE Farm Project Intern

Project Title: Designing an agroecology self-guided tour for the CUE Farm

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

College of Pharmacy

Sarah Frischmeyer, Health Sciences '19 

CUE Farm  Volunteer and Researcher

Project Title: Mood changes in students after visiting a campus farm space

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

College of Communications

Drew Jankowski, Organizational Communications and Leadership '19 

CUE Farm Marketing and Communications Intern

Project Title: Digital marketing to enhance education about the CUE Farm

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

2017-18 Academic Year

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kirsten Adair, Biology '19

CUE Farm Project Intern

Project Title: Experimental Design for Research on the Impact of Gardening on Student Stress

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

 

Alena Chilian, Environmental Studies and Spanish '18

CUE Farm Project Intern

Project Title: Consumer Awareness on the CUE Farm

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

 

Gillian Fllippo, Science, Technology, and Society '18

CUE Farm Project Intern 

Project Title: CUE Farm Conservation Efforts Infographic 

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

 

Grace Hart, Environmental Studies '20

CUE Farm Project Intern 

Project Title: Composting Feasibility and Best Practices on the CUE Farm (Poster)

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

College of Pharmacy

Sarah Frischmeyer, Health Sciences '19

CUE Farm Project Intern

Project Title: Mood Changes in Students after Visiting a Campus Farm Space (Poster)

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

College of Communication

Mathew Seaman, Human Communication and Organizational Leadership '17

CUE Farm Marketing & Communications Intern

Project Title: CUE Farm Stand Customer Assessment and Marketing Recommendations

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

2016-17 Academic Year

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Marissa Byers, Environmental Studies & Spanish '18

Environmental Studies Internship

Project Title: Midwest Garden Plan to Feed a Family of Four for Six Months; Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Jane Gervasio

Community Partner: Distelrath Farm School

 

Haley Coffman, Biology and Religion '17

CUE Farm Volunteer

In fulfillment of her religion degree, Haley will be volunteering on the CUE Farm and writing about how various religious traditions approach ecojustice and sustainable farming. 

Faithfully Sustainable: Interpretations on the Ecosphere in Taoism and Baha'i 

 

Natalie van Dongen, Critical Communication and Media Studies '18

Environmental Studies Internship

Project Title: Age-scaled Urban Ecology Event Activities; Poster Presentation 

Faculty Mentor: Professor Julia Angstmann

 

Emma Etchason, Biology '17

Biological Sciences Internship

Project Title: Pocket Guide to CUE Farm Wildflowers and Pollinators (condensed version); Poster Presentation   

Faculty Mentor: Professor Julia Angstmann

 

Scott Murff, Management Information Systems & Accounting '19

Science and Technology Internship

Project Title: Market Research on International Produce; Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor: Professor Julia Angstmann

 

Gabrielle Vinyard, Biology '17

Biological Sciences Internship

Project Title: Protocols for the determination of the abundance of the cabbage white butterfly at the CUE Farm and adjacent prairie; Poster Presentation 

Faculty Mentors: Professors Andrew Stoehr and Julia Angstmann

College of Communication

Hannah Hartzell, Strategic Communications '17

CUE Farm Marketing & Communications Intern

Project Title: CUE Farm Marketing through Storytelling 

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

 

Anne Kissel, Human Communication & Organizational Leadership and English '20

CUE Farm Marketing & Communications Intern

Project Title: Feasibility Study and Cost/Benefit Analysis of Egg Production on the CUE Farm

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Juengsun Park, Pharmacy '17

P4 Project

Project Title: Nutritional/Health Benefits of CUE Farm Products

Faculty Mentor: Professor Jane Gervasio

 

Hsi-Chun 'Justin' Hsu, Doctorate in Pharmacy '18

CUE Farm Marketing & Communications Intern

Project Title: The Development of CUE and CUE Farm Flyers and Brochures for Education and Sales

Faculty Mentors: Professors Julia Angstmann and Tim Dorsey

 

Andre B. Lacy School of Business

MBA522: Business Practicum – Course Project                                         

Description: The course participated in tours to local food producers and distributors and hosted a farm-to-table panel as part of this intensive course. Students then provided the CUE Farm with recommendations to improving business and marketing aspects of the farm.

Instructor: Professor James Simmons

 

Mary Cerajewski (Marketing and Management Information Systems), Abby Cutler (Marketing and Spanish), Justin Crull (Marketing), Matt Kennett (Marketing), Anthony Beery Bennett (Marketing) 

MK480: Marketing Managment and Strategy – Course Project

Project Title: Client Assessment and Market Research to Raise Awareness and Attendance at the CUE Farm Stand 

Instructor: Professor Daniel McQuiston

2015-16 Academic Year

College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Cole Smith and Anthony Ton, Pharmacy '17

P4 Project

Project Title: Medicinal/Food Interactions

Faculty Mentor: Professor Jane Gervasio

Andre B. Lacy School of Business

MBA522: Business Practicum – Course Project                                           

Description: The course participated in tours to local food producers and distributors and hosted a farm-to-table panel as part of this intensive course. Students then provided the CUE Farm with recommendations for improving business and marketing aspects of the farm.

Instructor: Professor James Simmons

College of Communication, Journalism & Strategic Communications

JR311: Visual Storytelling & Design

Project Title: The CUE Farm

Student: Jylian Vigar

Faculty Mentor: Professor Scott Bridge

College of Education

Hinkle Academy Certificate Program

Project Title: The Butler Way: Center for Urban Ecology

Student: Amy Bultinck

Faculty Mentor: Professor Mindy Welch