Summer Research Scholar Profiles

Learn more about what the research past scholars have completed through this program.

2018 Summer Research Scholars

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Madeline Bame, '21


Madeline Bame investigated whether or not music impacts graduation rates.

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Luke Gazak, '18


Luke Gazak studied mushroom and fungus species along the Broad River.

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Damian Hutchins, '19


Damian Hutchins conducted research on growth hormone replacement.

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Yuri Kurerov, '21


Yuri Kurerov used new instrumentation to characterize anti-cancer compound.

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Bethany Leap, '19


Bethany Leap studied the effects of long-term indiscriminate violence by rebel forces on the outcomes of civil wars.

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Hannah Roberts, '19


Hannah Roberts developed first section of science fiction novel about colonialism, environmentalism, and ethnocentrism.

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Sarah Traylor, '18


Sarah Traylor studied the life of missionary and author Elisabeth Elliott.

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Kate Vriesema, '19


Kate Vriesema studied how mental health illness is portrayed in Young Adult fiction.

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Ally Ward, '19


Ally Ward analyzed gendered language in the sport hunting community.

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Madison Weavil, '19


Madison Weavil used her photography skills to highlight group's work in prisons.

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2017 Summer Research Scholars

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Dalton Blackmon, '18


Dalton Blackmon studied black economic life in Atlanta, Ga., after the Civil War.

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Sarah Branch, '18


Sarah Branch conducted research what GWU is doing to reduce energy and water use, as well as decrease carbon dioxide emissions.

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Caroline Burnette, '19


Caroline Burnette studied Victorian-era gender roles and mental illness perception.

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Summer Byers, '18


Summer Byers began work on an original young-adult science fiction novel.

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Eli Hardin, '18


Eli Hardin researched Hurricane Katrina evacuation plans from the New Orleans mayor's office.

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Aaron Hilton, '18


Aaron Hilton studied dystopian/apocalyptic fiction and applied that research to his own writing to create an original piece.

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Ruthie Lievsay, '18


Ruthie Lievsay’s undergraduate research focused on mental disorders.

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Rachael Meachem, '18


Rachael Meachem helped underprivileged kids remove obstacles to education.

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Mallory Moore, '18


Mallory Moore examined suicide and depression in modern films.

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Ethan Ramsey, '18


Ethan Ramsey focused on American Revolution perspectives.

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