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Archive of Past Undergraduate Researchers

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

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.”

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.”

Margaret Sanders
Plan II & Psychology

Margaret’s undergraduate research topic was The Effect of Categorization on Judgments of Paintings.

“With this undergraduate research experience, I feel prepared for graduate school and confident that I will be able to make the most of it from the start.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Xinh Nguyen
Clinical Laboratory Science

Xinh’s undergraduate research topic was RNA Aptamer Selection against Insulin.

“Test [undergraduate research] out and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I am right now.”