Lead-Poisoned Water and Community Activism Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship Program Spring 2024 Accepted sociology, Law & Society, Environmental studies, Many communities with older housing have lead pipes that deliver their city's water to their homes. Lead in drinking water can cause many health problems, particularly in young children, babies, and pregnant women. The difficulty of lead contamination is that it is very hard to detect. This means that community activism and resident awareness requires substantial trust in authorities and in complicated science. Elizabeth A Hoffmann This project is its earlier stages. Wilke undergraduate research assistants would work on library research to uncover what past studies apply to this current work and also preliminary coding of project data. Skills for both aspects will be taught to the intern, so no previous experience is necessary. none needed, only an interest in the topic and a commitment to work throughout the semester. Please note: The Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship (Wilke) program is designed to support Purdue College of Liberal Arts undergraduates. As a result, students without a CLA major or minor may not be considered for this program. 0 8 (estimated)