To give Harvard/other college students, most of whom have never experienced food insecurity first-hand, a taste of the mental labor of living on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
To provide Harvard/ other college students a more grounded way to imagine living in poverty and coping with food insecurity
This activity teaches skills in critical assessment of the peer-reviewed published literature. It focuses on analysis of clinical trials in mental health, but the principles and methods are readily generalizable to other scientific literature. The “Smackdown” approach represents an augmentation of the traditional “journal club” mode of teaching critical scientific reading skills.
Students develop a greenhouse gas inventory and reduction plan for a business, non-profit, government entity, or other institution by working with the organization to understand their sources of emissions and find practical methods of reducing them.