The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) presented its Summer Virtual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Friday, August 14.
Undergraduate students representing programs all over Mason offered pre-recorded presentations of their research topics, with the entire university community invited to participate in viewing, discussing, and voting on the presentations.
Twelve CHSS students registered for the Summer Virtual Celebration. Some completed URSP (Undergraduate Research Scholars Program) projects and others were part of the Summer Team Impact Program (STIP). STIP grants, offered by the Office of the Provost for the first time in the summer of 2020, are managed by the Office of Undergraduate Education and OSCAR, and are designed for students and faculty to work together around a central theme, research question, or problem.
After the judging, three CHSS students emerged as winners at the celebration: Kyler Buckner's project, “Belonging in the Nation’s Capital: Mutual Aid as a Response to Radicalized Displacement,” and the Summer Team Impact Project, “The Food, Water, Energy Nexus in Rapidan VA,” which included Jordan Boyle and Meghan Widmaier. Both projects may be viewed here.
CHSS Students Participating
Jordan Boyle and Meghan Widmaier presented a STIP project, “The Food, Water, Energy Nexus in Rapidan, VA.”
Kyler Buckner presented a URSP project, “Belonging in the Nation’s Capital: Mutual Aid as a Response to Radicalized Displacement.”
Abby Butler-Cefalo presented a URSP project, “The Forgotten Faces of the Queer Liberation Movement.”
Desire Green presented “Student-Run Ventures Project,” a STIP project that also befitted from the management of two CHSS graduate students, Kathryn Meeks and YoonJi Kim.
Gabriella Guerrieri presented “The Well-being of Social Justice and Human Rights Activists in the Washington DC metropolitan area,” a STIP project.
Molly Harnish presented “Who Owns the Forests? The Relationship Between Public Ownership and the Forest Products Industry in Florida,” a URSP project.
Kaelynn Kenny presented “Creating an Acoustic and Articulatory Corpus of Non-Native French Speech,” a STIP project.
Jackie Le presented “The production of nasal vowels and nasalized oral vowels in French L2 speakers,” a STIP project.
Joseph Massa presented “Writing a Hybrid Fiction Book,” as part of URSP.
Karmen Perry presented “Social Isolation Among Older Adults: An Online Survey,” a STIP project.
Fielder Wise presented a URSP project, “Does Social Understanding Support the Development of Executive Function in Early Childhood?”
Congratulations to all on your research!
August 13, 2020