Are you interested in doing an international research project this summer, but don't know where to start? Come to the GO! Mixer on International Research! Find out about funding options, the IRB, and everything else you've wanted to know about international research!
Two faculty/staff experts will walk you through the essential things you need to know, then you'll have the opportunity to mingle and chat with them one-on-one! In addition to the faculty/staff experts, you'll also have the opportunity to meet and chat with students who have already successfully completed their own global research project(s).
You'll come away with the knowledge and confidence to conduct your own research project this summer! Refreshments will be served.
Stuart Rennie, Research Assistant Professor (Social Medicine) and CO-Chair of the Behavioral Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Donna Bickford, Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
Mattis Hennings, Senior, Global Studies and Political Science
My research interests focus on International Migration and Development. For my senior honors thesis in Global Studies, I am investigating the intersection between these two areas, specifically how and if migration policy can be shaped to help achieve development objectives. I have spent considerable time in the Middle East and am an avid student of Arabic. For my research, I have received SURF funding and travelled to Jordan, which is the regional focus of my honors thesis.
Kelly Speare, Biology, Marine Sciences and Chemistry
My research experience has been in two fields of marine science, coral reef studies and marine microbial ecology. I am currently doing a meta-analysis to investigate whether coral species richness is related to a coral reefs ability to be resistant to disturbances and recover from disturbances. I am also working on a different project studying the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the microbial community living in deep-sea sediments. I am working to characterize the microbial community living in uncontaminated and oil-contaminated sites.