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Biology – BIO390

BIOLOGY

Marine Biology (see also MSC390 section)

Location: Massa Lubrense

Website: www.puntacampanella.org

Potential Projects:

  • Creating brochures, activities for children, blogs, and social media posts that can be easily understood by the public, specifically English-speaking tourists.
  • Creating Species Profile Data Sheets, which focus on data analysis for specific organisms in the Ieranto Bay.

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Clare Crenshaw

Video Interview: Alum Carly Owens

Location: Naples

Website: szn.it

Potential Projects:

  • Studies on microplastics and microbes that attack aquatic plants

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Geology/Volcanology

Location: Naples

Website: ov.ingv.it

Potential Projects:

  • Researching and developing emergency management in the area of Vesuvius, the only active volcano on mainland Europe

Location: Sant’Agnello

Website: prismaambiente.it

Potential Projects:

  • Elaborating and interpreting collected data, in particular the stratigraphic profiles, that allow the recognition of the type of terrain that constitutes the seabed.
  • Using instrumentation to collect and process data to create maps, 3D models, and stratigraphic profiles.
  • Taking sediment samples.

 

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Liam Maher

Gerontology

Location: Piano di Sorrento

Website: acsanmichelepiano.com

Potential Projects:

  • Observing the head nurse and other certified caregivers with the daily routine of patient health care, such as check ups, the administration of medicine, recording data, mealtime assistance, recreational activities, and transport.
  • Organizing and implementing a new activity to address a best practice or health benefits for the members.

 

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Julia Plunkett

 Nutrition, Community Health

Location: Sorrento

Website: quantobastasorrento.com

Potential Projects:

  • Meeting with local nutritionists and compiling information about the Mediterranean diet to inform clients about its benefits.
  • Supporting staff during cooking lessons.
  • Nutritional cooking showcase: creating a proposal for an event in Sorrento, where cooking demonstrations are made in public to promote the company and the nutritional benefits.

 

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Gianna Roland

Video Interview: Alum Paige Swartz

Nutrition, Community Health

Location: Massa Lubrense 

Website: agriturismosorrentoletore.com

Potential Projects:

  • Working on an organic non-GMO farm, preparing foods for people on any type of restricted diet (diabetic, celiac, vegan, etc.).
  • Running the bed and breakfast with the employees at Le Tore
  • Caring for the guests while upholding excellent standards both in hospitality and nutrition.

 

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Alexandra Stedke

Location: Sorrento

Website: santannainstitute.com

Potential Projects:

  • Creating an awareness campaign on the health services for study abroad students/foreign English-speaking visitors in Sorrento.
  • Working with a general doctor at Sant’Anna on compiling issues, procedures and English services recommended to foreign visitors.
  • Compiling a summary report and analysis. 

 

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Megan Sushil

Pharmaceutical Science

Location: Sorrento

Website: farmaciafarfalla.com

Potential Projects:

  • Shadowing the licensed pharmacists and assisting customers.
  • Gathering surveys and statistics to improve the preparation of employees and organization of the store and relevant suggestions.
  • Creating a “Pharmaceutical Terminology” handbook in English to be used by staff.
  • Designing a display to include descriptions in English to attract and inform English speaking visitors.

 

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Victoria Freniere

Veterinary Science

Location: Sorrento

Website: vethospitalsorrento.it

Potential Projects:

  • Collaborating with local associations to participate in awareness events.
  • Shadowing supervisors in the preparation of the operating room.
  • Observing and assisting with monitoring anesthesia, ultrasounds, and blood analysis.
  • Cleaning out cages and refilling food and water of in-house animals.
  • Filling out and recording patient paperwork and clinical analysis.

 

Sample e-Portfolio: Alum Marissa Elizabeth Garrow