University of Southern Indiana

Community-Based Projects

Applied Professional Experience

Students in the Master of Public Administration Program gain real life experience by working with community partners to develop projects that serve the community while developing skills that make a difference.  Below are a sampling of student projects that represent the work that our students create.

PA 697 Capstone Project with the Town of Newburgh

This project was a response to the closure of the community pool in the town of Newburgh.  Students worked with community leaders to make recommendations about park use and to develop a business plan to support future development. You can view the full report.

PA 690 Data Analytics

During the summer of 2020, a 10 week special topics course was offered on data analytics taught by Traci Welp. The purpose of the course was to learn how to “Tell a Story with Data.”  The students were tasked with building a database to collect data and tell a story with the data they collected and displaying it using Tableau software for an organization in the community.

Elle Floyd’s project was for the Evansville chapter of Binding Thread, an orphan care and education sponsorship program for the children of Myanmar.

Meredith Veal worked on analyzing data for Evansville's Habitat for Humanitya nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home

Logan Nix did a project analyzing homelessness in the City of Evansville that could potentially help inform the Commission on Homelessness

Jordan Sanders did a project analyzing services provide for the Evansville Christian Life Center to help track data to understand the organizations impact on poverty.

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