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Undergraduate Research Spotlight

April 2018

This Month's Spotlight: FCRH Takes a National Stage!

Rosalyn Kutsch and Leya Mahoney at NCUR

Leya Maloney, Dean Annunziato, and Rosalyn Kutsch at NCUR 2018

This spring, two FCRH students, Leya Maloney (Class of 2018) and Rosalyn Kutsch (Class of 2019), were accepted to present their research at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research held at the University of Central Oklahoma. At the beginning of the month, they hit the road to OKC along with Dean Annunziato. Leya presented her fascinating research titled "Acts of Resistance Among Young Muslim Women" while Rosalyn shared findings from her FCRH funded research "Weaving a Sustainable Future: Social Enterprise Partnerships with Female Indigenous Artisans in the Lake Atitlán Region of Guatemala". Both students gave riveting, well-received talks. In fact, these talks were sought out by attendees at their panels.

Later this month, Natalie Wodniak (Class of 2018) will present her FCRH funded work at the prestigious "Posters on the Hill"; only 60 students from around the country are selected each year. She is the first Fordham student to earn this honor! Natalie's presentation will describe her findings on the health care practices of Burmese refuges who she interviewed around the country last summer.

We are so proud of our student researchers for their incredibly important work and outstanding representation of FCRH. Their wonderful projects were presented at the recent Undergraduate Research Symposium too. Stay tuned for more details on this very special day!


The Scope and Impact of Undergraduate Research

Each month, Fordham College at Rose Hill is proud to share highlights from our thriving undergraduate research program. Our students are actively involved in faculty-mentored research across disciplines, participating in a range of activities including utilizing state of the art equipment in our labs, meeting with patients in medical settings, spending time in the community interviewing and surveying members to achieve a greater understanding of historical and contemporary questions, reviewing source data in New York City and even around the world, as well as collecting specimens in the field for our many projects based in environmental settings. Excitingly, our students' contributions have considerable impact in their respective fields and to their professional development.

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