Center for Women & Work - Emerging Scholars Program
Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Scholars Program! This program provides students with a unique year-long opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained from courses at UMass Lowell to a faculty member's on-going research. Students who participate gain valuable research experience and build on their classroom learning.
Call for Student Applications
In 2012-2013 seven student-faculty partnerships are working on projects within an array of different disciplines:
- Brian Shuman, a Modern Languages major, is working with Cultural Studies professor Carole Salmon on a project entitled, “The Franco-American French language and culture in the collective memory.”
- Janelle Bourgeois, a History student, is working with Political Science professor John Wooding on “An in-depth Look at the Life of Noted Pacifist and Advocate of Non-Violence, Richard Gregg.”
- Deborah Paul is studying Sociology and planning to go into medicine while working with School of Education professors Judith Davidson and Andrew Harris on “Building a Prevention Framework to Address Teen ‘Sexting’ Behavior Project.”
- Michelle Foran, a Psychology major, is working with Psychology professor Richard Serna on an “Analysis of Online Training Methods in Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”
- Stephen Chesnell, a Political Science student, is working with Political Science professor Jenifer Whitten-Woodring on her project entitled, “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About: When Climate Change in the News Leads to Climate Change in Congress.”
- Teresa Shroll, a Psychology major, is working with Psychology professor Michelle Haynes on “The Healthy Diversity Project.”
- Savannah Marshall, a Music Studies major and Psychology minor, is working with Music professor Alex Ruthman on “A Math, Science, and Technology Approach to Music and Education.”
As these student-professor partnerships progress through the year, keep an eye out for these intriguing projects popping up at research symposiums and conferences! If you want to know more about these projects, please read this detailed description (doc).
Please feel free to send an email to CWW@uml.edu with any further questions.
Information about Past Emerging Scholars Projects
These articles document past Emerging Scholar Projects in action!
The Emerging Scholars Program is administered by the Center for Women & Work, and funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.