Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, April 25, 2016

8 student teams to present Workshop projects Friday, April 29

Second-year students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs will present practice versions of their culminating projects for the Workshop in Public Affairs and the Workshop in International Public Affairs – the capstone courses for the School’s two master’s degree programs – Friday, April 29.

Eight teams of students will give 25-minute presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Room 325. Each presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Final client presentations will be in early May. 

Workshop students gain practical experience applying the tools of political, economic, and statistical analysis they acquired during three semesters of coursework. Each team produces research-based, analytical, evaluative, and prescriptive reports for clients ranging from municipal government to international development organizations.

Through these reports, the students contribute to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s outreach mission and the Wisconsin Idea. The La Follette School welcomes public, nonprofit, and private organizations to submit project proposals; details are online along with reports from previous years

The schedule of presentations – with client name, topic, and focus area – follows.

8:30 to 9:15 a.m. -- Department of Public Instruction and Department of Children and Families: Educational outcomes for youth in foster care (social policy and education)

9:15 to 10 a.m. -- City of Madison: Neighborhood indicators (urban policy)

10 to 10:45 a.m. -- UW School of Medicine and Public Health: Long-acting reversible contraception (health and social policy)

10:45 to 11:30 a.m. -- Department of Natural Resources: Waterfowl brownfields (economic development and environment)

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. -- Department of Health Services: Regulating assisted living (social and regulatory policy, aging)

12:15 to 12:30 p.m. -- Break

12:30 to 1:15 p.m. -- Notre Dame-GAIN: Effects of environmental change on migration in China and India (environment, labor policy)

1:15 to 2 p.m. -- Millennium Challenge Corporation: Targeting grants in aid (poverty measurement)

2 to 2:45 p.m. -- Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons: Driver's license reinstatement process for incarcerated persons (criminal justice, transportation policy)