Students participating in the 2022 Summer Research Program presented the results of eight weeks’ worth of lab work, cultural and psychological studies, and environmental research today.
Their projects included:
Ranger Kinney ’24 and Selda Altan, history professor: Pearl S. Buck and U.S.-China Relations During the Second World War
Haley Mundy ’23, Hanan Davis ’23, and Sara Beck, psychology professor: Conversations from Arendelle: How do children construct musical meaning in a narrative, multimedia context?
Isabel Stephens ’23, Lily Tacke ’23, and Stephanie Earl, theatre professor: Performing Shakespeare: Investigating Extreme Casting and Shakespeare’s Staging Conditions
Mengna Zhao ’23 and Jennifer Gauthier, media and culture professor: No Longer Invisible: Shining a Spotlight on Asian-American Filmmakers
Jacqueline Clardy-Josephs ’23 and Blair Gross, psychology professor: Embodied Cognition: Morality and Risk-Taking
Marcela Izquierdo Poza ’24, Cristina Llongeras ’23, and Peter Sheldon, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics & Engineering: Investigating Navigation Using Smartphone Sensors
Isaac Carney ’24 and Sarah Sojka, physics and environmental studies professor: Finding generalized relationships for the financial benefits of rainwater harvesting
Valentina Santos ’24, Jedi Kauanui ’23, and Sojka: Using spectral signatures to study benthic microalgal communities
Gabe Quintero ’23, Olivia Richards ’23, and Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies and Science: Old-growth forest assessment and carbon storage estimation methods with the 500-Year Forest Foundation
Hannah Cloven ’24, Eva Pontius ’23, and Warren: Climate-resilient urban food forests to address climate vulnerability, food insecurity, and inequitable heat risks in Lynchburg, VATags: summer research, summer research 2022, Summer Research Program