Student Fellowships and Research: Undergraduate
How do we navigate our way from A to B to C and beyond? Why are some people better than others at doing it? What brain activity occurs when we are trying to remember how to get to a particular destination?
The summer months are a time for many of us to recharge the batteries, but it doesn’t mean life at Bowdoin grinds to a halt. The campus may be quieter than usual, but there has been no shortage of activity—academic and otherwise—among the Bowdoin community since the school year ended.
In the brightly lit labs of Druckenmiller Hall, several Bowdoin faculty are in the midst of contributing to this cumulative, collaborative process, helping to forge new insights into biochemistry. Their research won’t necessarily provide a direct link from pure science to newfangled drug, but they are making important contributions to knowledge that could one day abet the creation of cures.
Cheng-Chun Yu ’19 hopes his research dispels the idealized, but harmful, stereotypes many people have of Finland’s indigenous people.
As a Burns summer fellow, rising junior Diana Grandas has been on the front lines of a long-running Bowdoin project to measure the effects of the changing climate on Harvard Forest.
For documentary film, NYC-native Charlotte Youkilis is exploring the Harlem Soul Food scene, its roots, and the people who helped shape it.
Caroline Carter ’19 is part of Marine Mammals of Maine’s team of interns taking care of seal patients this summer at the nonprofit’s triage and short-term care center in Harpswell.
While an interest in the car industry runs in the family, Amanda Rickman ’20 said this is the first time she’s actually worked with cars. Her previous internships have been in Jamaica’s public sector: at the Jamaica Military Museum and the Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica.