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, 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.

If you are interested in learning more about the Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program or in having an Undergraduate Research Ambassador visit your classroom, please contact the Chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee (awtease@norwich.edu).

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.”

 

Jacob Freeman2Jacob Freeman

Majors: International Studies and Chinese
Title of Project: “From Destruction to Stability”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Talentino
Year of Graduation: 2017

“Undergraduate Research gives students the opportunity to learn and practice the research methods and writing styles applicable to their specific fields of interest. It also gives students experience in an aspect of higher-level academia to help make students more competitive for acceptance to graduate school.”

 

Alexandra PalmerAlexandra Palmer

Major: Biology
Title of Project: “Characterize the expression of Kv1.3 channels in hypothalamic neurons”
Mentor: Dr. Megan Doczi
Year of Graduation: 2015

“Undergraduate research has given me the skills and techniques that I need to further my education in graduate school. It has taught me how to trouble shoot problems and be patient when things are not working as expected. Undergraduate research has challenged me and formed me into a better student so that I can now challenge and critically analyze information presented to me in a scientific manner. I feel like it has made me a well-rounded student.”

 

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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