Wednesday, December 21,2016
This Fall, OSCAR introduced a new opportunity for summer
research projects based around a central theme, question, or problem. The Summer Team Projects will be run by at
least two faculty members, and include a group of four to ten undergraduate
students. This year, after an overwhelming response to our call for proposals,
we have seven accepted projects. Faculty will recruit undergraduate
participants in the spring and will be expected to use the first week to give
the students an academic orientation to the program. Students will work, with
faculty mentorship, on the project for the remaining weeks of the summer, and
will present their results at the Summer Celebration of Student Scholarship.
We congratulate our faculty who have had their proposals
accepted! Read more about them below:
Enslaved Children of George Mason"
Carton, Associate Professor History and Art History; Wendi Manuel-Scott, Director of African & African American Studies
and Associate Professor History and Art History
Science and Outreach: Assessment of ecosystem health in the tidal freshwater
Faculty: Amy Fowler,
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy; Thomas Huff, Assistant Director of Shared Research Instrumentation
Facility; Kim de Mutsert, Assistant Professor of Environmental
Science and Policy; Christian Jones,
Professor and Director of PEREC, Environmental Science and Policy; Randy McBride, Associate Professor
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences; Daniel
Sklarew, Associate Director PEREC and Associate Professor Environmental
Science and Policy; Cynthia Smith, Professor
and Education Director PEREC, Environmental Science and Policy; Gregory Foster, Professor of Chemistry
Data: Food and Behavior – Using Large Interdisciplinary Sets of Data"
Frankenfeld, Assistant Professor of Global and Community Health; Sina Gallo, Assistant Professor of
Nutrition & Food Studies; Margaret
Slavin, Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Food Studies
Ritter Chamber Music Performing Edition: Editing an 18th/19th-Century
Composer's Music Manuscripts for Contemporary Performance and Open-Access
Faculty: Jesse Guessford,
Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition; Steven Gerber, Research Librarian (Music, Theater, Philosophy)
Dance: Understanding Ballet Performance Using Motion Capture"
Joiner, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering; Elizabeth Price, Associate Professor of School of Dance; Susan Shields, Director of School of
Dance; James Thompson, Associate
Professor of Psychology; Qi Wei,
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Alone: Living and Working in Solitary Confinement"
Rudes, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society; Angela Hattery, Director of Women and
Gender Studies; Shannon Magnuson,
PhD Student in Criminology, Law and Society
and Post-Mortem Decomposition - what are the effects of environmental
parameters on species richness, community composition, and succession patterns
of carrion communities?"
Faculty: Joris van
der Ham, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Science
and Policy; Kelly Knight,
Professor/STEM Accelerator of Forensic Science Program
Check back in the spring for more information and to apply
for positions in one of these teams!
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