Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors contribute to the growing research culture at Norwich University. Ambassadors serve as student representatives for the Undergraduate Research Program: they showcase their independent research at campus and community events, participate in and facilitate classroom discussions about research skills and methodologies, moderate panels and engage the ideas of their peers at the annual NU Undergraduate Research Symposium, and offer support for the events sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Committee and the Office of Academic Research. Ambassadors are available to talk with faculty and students about their summer research experience inside and outside of the classroom and to mentor prospective and incoming Summer Research Fellows.

The Ambassador Program offers undergraduates an official title and role at the university level, as well as recognition across campus as a leader and peer mentor.

Hannah BellHannah Bell

Majors: Political Science and Spanish
Title of Project: “Salvaging Identity through Questioning Faith: Christian Women Writers and the 20th Century Church”
Mentor: Dr. Woodbury Tease
Year of Graduation: 2016

“My Summer Research Fellowship provided me with the opportunity to engage in a field that I am interested in but am not pursuing through my major, which made me more excited about what I was learning. During the research process, I learned how to formulate a more extensive research question and carry out an independent research plan. Overall, the program made me excited about undergraduate scholarship and provided me with opportunities to be successful in a process I had not engaged in before.”

Ari ShahidyMuhammad Ali Shahidy

Majors: Psychology and English
Title of Project: “How Is Jihadi Information Marketed in Kabul, Afghanistan?”
Mentor: Dr. Travis Morris
Year of Graduation: 2017

“I valued the opportunity to conduct one-on-one in-depth academic work with a faculty mentor. The research project is a learning process, and I have learned tremendously about academic research from my mentor.”

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