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Archive of Past Undergraduate Researchers

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

Garrett Fair
Business Honors Program & Mathematics

Garrett’s undergraduate research topic was The Gatekeepers: A Study of Credit Rating Agency Analysts and Their Role in the Financial Crisis.

“Even if you’re not interested in graduate school or a Ph.D., you can still build a very valuable skill set from working in research that can be useful in future jobs.”

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.”

Natalie Butler
Plan II & Communication Studies

Natalie’s undergraduate research topic was The Effects of High School Experience on the Civic and Political Participation of College Students.

“I think the skills I’ve acquired doing research will be beneficial for the rest of my undergraduate education, and beyond college.”

Muna Rehman
Arabic & Government

Muna’s undergraduate research topic was Assessing the Outcomes of Political Assassinations

“[Undergraduate research] has really helped me evolve from just a regular student to an informed individual.”

Elissa Ludeman
Anthropology

Elissa’s undergraduate research topic was Cochlear Labyrinth Volume Reconstruction and Predicted Hearing Abilities in the Fossil Primates Mahgarita stevensi and Rooneyia viejaensis

“The single most rewarding part of my research experience is opportunity; every skill I have learned and person I have been lucky enough to meet has been another door opening.”

Martinique Jones
Psychology

Martinique’s undergraduate research topic was The African American Dream: A Progressive Discussion of Academic Achievement in African American Students.

“Whether you sit in on a research meeting, input data, or conduct your own study, I believe research will be an invaluable experience as you begin to discover who you are and what you would like to become.”

Jose Ybarra
Human Biology

Jose’s undergraduate research topic was Nerve Regeneration and Cellular Migration.

“Discovering an underground network of scientists and engineers who shared my passions was an immensely rewarding and exciting experience.”