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Student Spotlights

  • Noah Spencer

    Biology

    Research Advisor: Rita Rio, Evolutionary Biology/Microbiology/Vector Biology

    I absolutely love discussing scientific literature with my lab. Reading other papers from my field really makes me feel like my research is part of this larger narrative that spans across decades and countries.
  • Jessica Hogbin

    History, Italian Studies, & Religious Studies

    Research Advisor: Dr. Matthew Vester, History

    Research has given me the opportunity to expand my horizons and get to read books that I simply wouldn't normally have time for during the school year.
  • Aerianna McClanahan

    English

    Research Advisor: Dr. Rosemary Hathaway, English

    I like how mutualistic it [research] is - everyone involved has something to gain! By making the decision to participate in or do research, you are stepping into something that requires you to keep your mind open. You get the chance to constantly learn, grow, and find ways to connect with others.
  • Brittany Smith

    Public Health

    Research Advisor: Dr. Michael Brumage, Public Health

    What I like the most about research is being able to prevent suffering through answering questions and digging deeper into some of society’s most pressing issues.
  • De’Anthony Morris

    Human Nutrition & Foods

    Research Advisor: Jacek Jaczynski, Food Science

    What I like most about doing research is seeing the results from our experiments. It’s satisfying seeing the results of 8+ hours doing lab work.
  • Colter Uscola

    Sociology

    Research Advisor: Dr. Lisa Dilks, Sociology

    The process of getting an idea, deciding to test it, and compiling enough knowledge to make it happen is absolutely enjoyable. The end result is an amazing feeling. In the end, I'd say getting a better understanding of the social world is what I love most about doing research.
  • Olga Hawranick

    Mathematics

    Research Advisor: Vicki Sealey, Mathematics

    The big thing I realized when doing research with my faculty mentor was that research takes time. It’s not as quick as you’d think. A lot of work goes behind the scenes and getting to be a part of that is pretty sweet!