March 19, 2019

2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships awarded

In early March, the Mellon Initiative Steering Committee awarded 19 undergraduate research fellowships after reviewing nearly twice as many applications. During the 10-week summer research period,  the students will work alongside their Trinity faculty mentors doing hands-on research for the team’s project. This year, research areas include the transformative power of video games, Muslim leadership education in the US and Canada, a philosophy camp for children, the history of Hong Kong Chinese transethnic food, classical receptions/transformations of Greek and Roman materials in video/board/role-playing games, dramaturgical and production work for the Neil Simon play Brighton Beach Memoirs, and much more.  


This summer’s Mellon Institute will research and create a physical and a digital exhibit about the 150 year history of experiential learning at Trinity University. The team consists of four students majoring in History, Art History, and Business and is led by Lauren Turek, Assistant Professor of History,  Erin Hood from the Office of Experiential Learning, and Robert Scherer, Dean of the School of Business.


Read about all Mellon summer projects here.  


The summer research period culminates in the Trinity Undergraduate Research Conference on July 30 and 31, 2019.