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Richter grants help students pursue summer research

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Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
  • Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
  • Laura Constantine ’11, biology major. Traveled to Washington, project title: “An Assessment of the Trajectory of Tidal Marsh Development After Restoration.”
  • Steve Oliveri ’10, interactive media: convergent major. Traveled to Kenya, project title: “Community Radio and the Empowerment of the Kiberan Community.”
  • Emily Rademaker ’12, sociology & anthropology, classical civilization and German majors. Traveled to Germany, project title: “The Brand of the Brothers: A Semiotic Ethnography of History and Fairy Tales in Modern German Culture.”
  • Weien Wang ’10, biology major. Traveled to China, project title: “Driven Before the Market We Drive: A Participant-Observation Study of the Low-Wage Worker in Urban China.”
  • Timothy Whitney ’11, studio art and math majors. Traveled to Michigan and Nevada, project title: “The Climate of Homelessness: How the Design of a Shelter is Affected by Different Climates.”