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Emerging Scholars

2016 - 2017 Emerging Scholars Students
2016-2017 Emerging Scholars students

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.


For more information contact: cww@uml.edu.

2016-2017 Partnership Projects

The CWW takes pleasure in sponsoring such innovative projects within an array of disciplines. The 2016-2017 partnership projects include:

Adoption and Foster Care: Experiences and Attitudes
Doreen Arcus, Associate Professor of Psychology
Maria Borrero, Psychology

Sentiment Analysis, Party Politics, and Presidential Primaries
John Cluverius, Assistant Professor of Political Science
John Nyarko, Political Science and Economics

Through Their Eyes: Understanding the Transition to College
Judith Davidson, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Patrice Faith Olivar, Psychology

The Contradictions of Place: Lowell, Massachusetts as Consumer of Slave-produced Cotton and as a Leading City in the Struggle to End Slavery
Robert Forrant, Professor of History
Emily Yunes, History

The Musical Playground
Elissa Johnson-Green, Assistant Professor of Music
Tyler McMillan, Music Studies

The Realities of LGBT Asylum: From Institutional Approaches to Individual Experiences
Cheryl Llewelyn, Assistant Professor of Sociology
David Rodriguez, Sociology and Psychology

Examining the Nature of Learning Difficulties in Children through Eye-Tracking Technology 
Richard Serna, Associate Professor of Psychology
Lauren Keisling, Exercise Physiology (Psychology minor)

Shooting for Inclusion: Photovoice Project
Jana Sladkova, Associate Professor of Psychology
Pisey Hok, Psychology

How Can Cognitive Psychologists Use Scientific Outreach to Help Teachers and Students?
Yana Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Syeda Nizami, English and Psychology

Information about Past Emerging Scholars Projects

Past Emerging Scholars Projects:

To learn more about what the students have done, view their mid-year presentations.

- Mid-Year presentation 2013-2014 (pdf)

Mid-Year presentation 2015-2016 (pdf)

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.