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UW Presents Student International Research Awards

May 4, 2016

The University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies (CGS) has selected its student international research awards for 2016.

Through its support for interdisciplinary faculty and student international projects, the CGS seeks to advance UW to the next level of excellence in internationally focused research to devise solutions to complex global problems.

“These projects show the center’s commitment to support international work and internship opportunities for students that support student educational goals and provide skills for them to look at the implications -- from local to global -- of a wide spectrum of evolving international challenges,” says Jean Garrison, CGS director.  

The student research, fieldwork and internship projects for 2016 supported by the CGS:

Boulder, Colo. -- Lisa Kant, Ph.D. student in geology, will spend time collecting samples from volcanoes in Ecuador; CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Butte, S.D. -- Cheyenne Pettit, M.A. student in history, will spend time at the National Archives in Ottawa and the McGill and Osler archives in Montreal researching shell shock during the first World War; CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Casper -- Ashkia Campbell, M.S. student in zoology and physiology, “Nest predation research in Ecuador”; Centennial Fellowship in Global Studies. Campbell will conduct experimental and observational research on the interaction between trail use and nest predation in the Milpe avian reserve in Ecuador; and Thao Nguyen, M.A. student in political science, and environment and natural resources; CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant. Nguyen will research public opinion and support for marine-protected areas in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Cheyenne -- Eric Nigh, M.A. student in international studies, will evaluate U.S. and international community approaches on developing and intervening in Iraqi affairs; CGS-U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop Fund “Conversations on Democracy” Award.

Choteau, Mont. -- Bethann Merkle, MFA student in creative writing, will investigate social, conservation and ecological relationships; CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Denver, Colo. -- Denise Muro, M.A. student in international studies, will spend time in Germany working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and refugees to conduct her study on portrayals of displaced Syrian and Iraqi women in Germany; CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Edina, Minn. -- Madeleine Fitzchowan, B.S. student in finance, “Internship in Madrid, Spain, with investments at an international finance firm”; Christopher and Michelle Spear Award for the Center for Global Studies.

Frankfurt, Germany -- David Demic, second-year law student, “Internship at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands”; CGS-U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop Fund for “Conversations on Democracy” Award.

Gillette -- Siri Horton, B.A. student in international studies and history, internship at NGO or local government institution at the National Dong Hwa University in Hualien County, Taiwan; CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Littleton, Colo. -- Zachary Witters, B.S. student in chemical engineering, will research renewable energy in Indonesia; CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Louisville, Ky. -- Jeremy Goldsmith, M.A. student in international studies, and environment and natural resources, “Internship in The Gambia” focusing on the factors impacting the migratory decision making of Wolofs; Centennial Fellowship in Global Studies.

Morgan, Utah -- Kristen Hair, M.A. student in history, will spend time in London conducting archival research on Britain’s democratic identity; CGS-U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop “Conversations in Democracy” Award.

Pelican Rapids, Minn. -- Mathew Lunde, Ph.D. student in business management, will spend time researching sustainability in Europe; CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Pinedale -- Emily Sikorski, B.S. student in agricultural business, internship working with rural communities in Guatemala on their agricultural co-ops around Lake Atitlan; Harris International Research Award.

Spindale, N.C. -- Sarah Guffey, Ph.D. student in education, will spend time teaching in Coimbatore, India, and working at Avinashilingam University; CGS-SER Research Excellence Award.

Thornton, Colo. -- Morgan Armstong, M.A. student in international studies, “Marine Tourism in the Caribbean”; Harris International Research Award. To conduct her study of wildlife tourism, Armstrong will spend six weeks this summer in both Nassau, Bahamas, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, comparing tourism in their marine-protected areas; and Simrik Neupane, J.D. candidate in the College of Law, internship in Mumbai, India, with the Human Rights Law Network; CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.

Wray, Colo. -- Jordan Brophy, B.S. student in chemistry, graphene and sustainable energy research project; Nielson Undergraduate Scholarship.

York, Pa. -- Christopher Rumple, M.S. student in mechanical engineering, will work with Agricultural Institute of Bogor in Bogor, Indonesia; CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant.


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