Profiles in UndergradResearch

Krisela Karaja, future editor

By Samantha Ruggiero CLAS ’14, originally published May 19, 2014 in CLAS News. If there’s one word that translates UConn senior Krisela Karaja’s story into words anyone can understand – it would probably be “translation.” Literary translation, says Karaja, is a challenging endeavor because the translator carries the responsibility of not only delivering an author’s […]

Kinesiology Student Selected as Undergraduate Research Fellow

Congratulations to Luke Belval, a senior Kinesiology student, who has been recognized as a 2013 Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellow by the American Physiological Society. The selection is a tremendous achievement as Luke is one of only six students nationwide to be honored with this award. Luke was one of 64 students who received a UConn […]

U21 Undergraduate Research Conference in Amsterdam

During a week in July, some of the world’s best undergraduate researchers had an opportunity to get to know each other, learn more about research, and explore one of the world’s great cities. 54 undergraduates from 21 universities around the world divided their time  between exploration of Amsterdam on bicycles and sharing details of their […]

Honors Freshmen Conduct Research Through Holster Scholars First Year Program

This summer, six Honors freshmen pursued their passion through individualized, self-designed research projects with funding from the Holster Scholars First Year Program. The Holster Scholars First Year Program, funded by an endowment established by Robert and Carlotta  Holster, provides Honors freshmen with the opportunity to pursue independent and individualized learning experiences.  Prospective scholars complete a […]

Profiles in Undergraduate Research: CLAS SURFers 2012

[adapted from a story by Cindy Weiss, CLAS Today] Sarah Grout was only six years old when a terrible stomachache at gymnastics practice led to a rushed ride to the hospital, where her appendix was removed before doctors discovered the real problem – an E. coli infection. She spent two weeks in the hospital recovering. […]

Profiles in Undergrad Research: Devin Chaloux

Devin Chaloux (2010) came to the University of Connecticut with plans for eventually becoming a band teacher.  “But when I got here, I took a mandatory course on music theory designed to broaden student understanding on the subject of music,” says Chaloux, who will be the student speaker at the School of Fine Arts’ undergraduate […]

Profiles in Undergrad Research: Alexis Cordone

Alexis Cordone ’14 (CLAS) and her research mentor Clare Costley King’oo, assistant professor of English. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo) Protestants and Catholics waged bloody wars over doctrinal differences during the Reformation, but an undergraduate research project shows they shared similar views about hell. In a historical study comparing how eternal damnation was depicted in […]

Profiles in Undergrad Research: Danielle Millar

Nursing students do research too–here’s an example!  Danielle received a 2011 SURF award from the Office of Undergraduate Research. At the cusp of graduation, nursing senior Danielle Millar (Nursing 2012) has learned to balance academic and social excellence.  She entered the School of Nursing during her freshman year at UConn. “I wanted to be a […]