Stress and Depression Matter: Analysis of Preliminary Results

Now that my file of data from our United States schools is complete, I’ve started preliminary data analyses and things are looking good! Regression analysis showed that both mentor depression and mentor early life stress statistically significantly impacted the mentoring relationship.

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Water Access in Chaguite: Change of Plans

My original research plan for the summer was to collect GIS data in order to determine water sources within the community of Chaguite, Nicaragua so that my larger research group could use my research to plan where to build a well that is accessible to all members of the community. Unfortunately, after I had to cancel my trip to Chaguite after the protests in Nicaragua in May, I’ve had to adjust my research plan. Because I can’t be in country to continue collecting data, I’ve adjusted how I will go about locating and assessing sources of water. By using remote sensing combined with the baseline data I have on well water availability in Chaguite, I can create a model that will predict where groundwater will be available within the region without having immediate access to Chaguite.

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