Summer Research Scholars Selected
Six pairs of students and faculty representing five academic departments have been chosen for the College’s first Summer Research Scholars Program:
- Celine De Perlinghi-Johnson and Joe Cole (Philosophy)
- Joseph McManus and George Guo (Political Science)
- Rose McIntyre and Daniel Rhodes (CMJS)
- Tara Strefling and David Hildreth (Education)
- Travis Moore and Megan White (Biology)
- Lyes Benarbane and Lisa McLeod (Philosophy)
The teams are engaged in one-on-one mentoring and hands-on research related to Greensboro’s Bog Garden for eight weeks, May 28-July 24.
Sponsored by the Center for Principled Problem Solving and the Office of Undergraduate Research, the new program emphasizes research conscious of the ethical dimensions of knowledge and knowledge creation.
The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park is an actively preserved, 7-acre natural area in the middle of the city. The researchers will engage an ethical concern shaped by one or more of the College’s Core Values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship.
All participants will meet for reflection and discussion at least once a week during the session. In addition to their research projects, teams will complete a reflection document that links their experience with the experiences of other participants.
The weekly discussions will provide an opportunity for students and faculty to see how all of the projects are connected. Outside experts and guests will be included in some of these discussions.
Students will present their research at a public reception early in the fall semester.