Wellbeing in St. Petersburg

About the Project:

What features of St. Petersburg make residents happy? What harms their wellbeing--be that physical health, mental health, or a sense of community? In partnership with the Eckerd College St. Pete Center and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, we will be conducting an survey to assess these and other questions. Students may have the chance to help monitor survey data, analyze results, and interview selected residents of St. Petersburg. This will be a unique opportunity to get to know your home-away-from-home and some of its residents.

Nicholas P. Dempsey, Associate Professor and Discipline Coordinator, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. His teaching and research interests include sociological theory, culture and the arts, urban sociology, and social stratification.

The First-Year Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than February 1, 2023.
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