2012 Honors Summer Research Fellows
Jasmine Dahilig '14
Computer Science, Pure Math, Electrical Engineering
hackNY Fellows Program
Jasmine will participate in the hackNY Fellows Program, a unique opportunity for a diverse group of computer science students from different parts of the United States and Canada to converge in one central location, New York City, to program collectively in a strong mentoring environment. The common goal of the program is to build up the technological side of local business and promote creative growth and dynamic problem-solving in the budding technology community.
Caitlin Dickson '15
Business Management and Economics
Field Study of the Handcrafted Consumer Goods Market in Uganda
Caitlin will study how a lack of transparency and collaboration among development agencies, fair trade enterprises, and non-profit organizations, combined with increasing competition in the market for hand-made consumer goods, affects the economic development in the region surrounding Jinja, Uganda.
Naomi Henry '14
Studio Arts, Photography Emphasis
Personalized Photography Intensive: Photography with the Masters
Naomi will enroll in workshops over a course of two weeks at Main Media College in order to development more refined and specialized skills in photography.
Michelle Iafe '14
Natural Science, Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy Concentration
American Sign Language and Bilingual Education
Michelle will be researching her theory that language acquisition and literacy development in deaf children is a bilingual process with Dr. Marlon Kuntze at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., the leading liberal arts college for the deaf.
Maximiliano Isi '14
Physics, Mathematics, and Asian & Pacific Studies
2D and 1D Non-Commutative Entropic Gravity
Max has been working with Dr. Jonas Mureika on (1+1)-dimensional non-commutative entropic gravity for a semester and now looks to continue their work this summer at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, located in Waterloo, Canada.
Caleb Nyberg '14
English, Writing Emphasis, Marketing
Documentary Film Making in Ethiopia
Caleb is an intern at Tsehai Publishers and has been working with them on a project to expose the biased representation of Africa in media. He will be working with a team to create a documentary film, which will be released to the press in the next year, to expose this problem along with Honors Summer Research Fellow Chris Wonder.
Michelle Scott '13
Misha will be creating a fifteen-minute documentary, filmed over a period of three weeks, raising awareness about the injustices being done to the Navajo community of Black Mesa while also exploring the community's vital connection to their land as well as the violence being done to that land by major industries.
Rachael Viale '14
Economics and Biology
NKT Cells Reaction to Sulfatide Agent and Recovery Rates in Mice
Rachael will be interning at the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies with Dr. Vipin Kumar, a leader in immunology, studying the importance of natural killer t cells (NKT) auto regulation and demyelination. She hopes to achieve a greater understanding of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, develop her laboratory skills, and explore the ethics of animal testing.
Chris Wonder '14
Business and German
Documentary Film Making in Ethiopia
Chris has been working with LMU Prof. Elias Wondimu for the past year on a documentary that shows how Africa is misrepresented in Western media. He will travel to Ethiopia this summer, along with Honors Summer Research Fellow Caleb Nyberg, to complete this documentary.