Projects from Previous Summers

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Mentored Undergraduate Research Summer Projects

You can browse all of the previous year’s individual project descriptions here, or use the links below to go directly to any year to browse by disciplinary area.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Independent Student Summer Research: Steen Fellowships

2018 Steen Fellows

  • Shaquille Brown, Political Science ’19, Patois Integration into a English curriculum in Jamaican Schools
  • Lamar Gayles, Art History/Race & Ethnic Studies/Individual Major ’19, Scintillating Histories: Copper and Brass Jewelry in the Black and African Diaspora
  • Siriana Lundgren, Music Performance ’19, Music, Race, and Gender Identity in American Frontier Culture
  • Jordan Moran, Economics ’19, Endowment Opportunity Costs: Amenity Quality and Exclusivity within US Colleges

2017 Steen Fellows

  • Jack Goldstein, Biology, 2018, Kinetics of the Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Anne Gaspers and Olive Dwan, Political Science/Norwegian, Sociology-Anthropology/Studio Art, 2018, Bridging Divided Communities: The Potential for Social Integration in Creating Peaceful Societies
  • Maximilian McKune, Theater/Psychology, 2018, Personal Growth and Community Uplift Through Performance on Chicago’s West Side

2016 Steen Fellows

  • Hannah Kruse, Sociology/Anthropology, 2018, No Strings Attached: An Anthropologic Study of the Relationship Between Puppet and Puppeteer
  • Emma Muter, Nursing, 2018 The Nurse’s Role in Geriatric Communities
  • Jack Langdon, BM: Composition/Theory, 2017, Creating an Electronic Opera: composing “The End of Saro” for The St. Olaf Lyric Theater
  • Peder Tune, Political Science, 2017, Living the Dream?: Exploring Normative Understandings of American Success in the All American City