Posted June 1, 2018
On Wednesday, April 1, fourteen first-year students from the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts presented their research at the College’s Freshman Research Exhibition in the Student Center at Georgia Institute of Technology. The students are participants in the Ivan Allen College Research Internship Program.
Over the course of the academic year, the students worked as interns in the different schools that constitute the Ivan Allen College. They earned $1,250 per semester. The interns had the opportunity to conduct research on a topic of their interest, develop analytical skills, and present their research through a visual platform. Research topics chosen by the students included nuclear energy policy, social justice, global economics, technology and terrorism, and urbanization.
Students who exhibited their work were as follows. Photos from the exhibit may be viewed at http://researchinternship.iac.gatech.edu/2018-gallery:
Anna Iyengar (ALIS), Racial Barriers in the Animated Film Industry, mentored by Kate Pride Brown
Andrew Berry (CM), The Social Effects of Playing Videogames, mentored by Philip Auslander
Destini Deinde-Smith (CM), Characteristics of a Highly Effective College Admissions Video, mentor Elizabeth Miller
Nora Hong (CM), Gender Fluid Character Design, mentor Nassim JafariNaimi
Grayson McAlister (ECON), Exploring the Possibility of Online Courses for Georgia Tech Undergraduate Students, mentor Haizheng Li
Mitchell Gardiner (ECON), Energy and History of Urbanization, mentor Juan Moreno-Cruz
Aiyanna Lowery (EIA), Commonality of PTSD within Resettled Refugees, mentor Daniel Amsterdam
Elizabeth Phillips (EIA), The Intersection of Technology and Terrorism, mentor Olga Shemyakina
Jeramie Paz (HTS), The Anthropology of Education at a Major Institution in the United States, mentor Ken Knoespel
Madison Wickett (IAML), Social Justice and Drugs: Gender and Race, mentor Alberto Fuentes
Bitleigh Vu (INTA) Economics of Tunisia after the Arab Spring and Its Relation to Radicalization; mentor Laura Bier
Emili Sabanovic (INTA), Research on the Norm of Territorial Integrity as an International Law, mentor Mikilus Fabry
Kameron Barrow (LMC), The Defenders – The Thrill of the Uncertain, mentor Jillann Hertel
Colin Masterson (PUBP), U.S. Nuclear Energy Policy, mentor Emanuele Massetti
The Ivan Allen College Research Internship Program is a program offering incoming freshmen an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor and receive a $1,250 grant during the academic year. The program recognizes incoming freshmen with a high school record of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding public service. To remain eligible for the program, students must continue to pursue a major within the Ivan Allen College.
For more information on the Ivan Allen College Research Internship Program, visit the Research Internship Exhibition website.
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