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Undergraduate Research Spotlight

Winter 2020

From South Africa to Hawaii: The Global Lens of Undergraduate Research

Stephanie Galbraith

This winter we are so pleased to spotlight an incredible student, Stephanie Galbraith (Class of 2020), and the way that undergraduate research supported her scholarship ideas and goals. 

After studying abroad in South Africa, she was inspired to research the emerging importance of Chinese investment in the region. With the help of Professor Bastiaens and a FCRH Research Grant in Spring 2019, she designed and completed a quantitative analysis of how Chinese investment influences the opinions of individuals living in Sub-Saharan Africa towards China. With this regression as a starting point, she wrote a paper that was published this fall in World Outlook: Dartmouth Journal of International Affairs! Currently, she is preparing to present her research at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii this spring, supported by a FCRH Travel Grant. We are so proud of Stephanie's accomplishments. We sure wish that we could go see her present in Hawaii but we'll stay tuned to this year's Symposium instead! 

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.