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Archive of Past Undergraduate Researchers

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

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Kevin Martin
Humanities, Government & History

Kevin’s undergraduate research topic was Genocide and the Escalation of Ethnic Violence.

“Past the obvious benefits gained from research such as discipline, refinement of researching and writing skills, and a general increase in knowledge over broad and specific topics, research has indelibly changed who I am as a person.”