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Archive of Past Undergraduate Researchers

Click on any student to learn more about his or her undergraduate research experience.

Allison Matous
Sociology

Allison’s undergraduate research topic is Dead Man Walking: An Analysis of Last Statement Testimonies of Texas Inmates.

“I had never administered my own research and was surprised how much I enjoy working on my project.”

Amanda Wilson
General Geology

Amanda’s undergraduate research topic is Paleobotany and Paleoclimate Analysis of Fossil Flora from the Elko Formation in Northeastern Nevada.

“At the beginning, my work was just a box of fossils I found while field assisting, and it is cool to see that box of rocks become something more meaningful.”

Andrew Davis
Architecture

Andrew’s undergraduate research topic is Urban Regeneration in Detroit, Michigan.

“My work celebrates the process of researching by de-emphasizing the results and focusing on progression.”

Andrew_Solis
Computer Science

Andrew’s undergraduate research topic is Digital Humanities for Large Data Visualization.

“The most rewarding part of my research was being able to see it used by real users to analyze large data sets.”

Annie_Albrecht
Plan II (Honors); International Relations and Global Studies

Annie’s undergraduate research topic is The Dehumanization and Objectification of Soldiers in Postmortem War Photography.

“The skills I picked up through participating in research have carried over to many other endeavors as well. I feel like I have a leg up in many of my classes.”

Charlie Saginaw
History

Charlie’s undergraduate research topic was The Discovery of Hunger in America: The Politics of Race, Hunger, and Malnutrition, 1965-1975.

“Learning how to conduct primary source research challenged me to think more deeply, problem solve, and ask thought-provoking questions.”

Cody Lee
English

Cody’s undergraduate research topic is Nature, Divinity, and Ecology in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing.

“I think people underestimate how much research good fiction writers, such as [Cormac] McCarthy, actually do.”