When it comes to solving national and international problems, researchers often must ask: Is this something that can actually be fixed?
Ideas for research projects come in all shapes and forms. It could be a class, conversation, or for summer scholar Emily Smith ’15, watching a TV Land rerun.
Denisonians learn all over the world, some with prestigious scholarships applied for through our Gilpatrick Center for Student Research and Fellowships. Here students talk about their vastly different experiences—in Ohio, Great Britain, and Bangladesh.
When Kaitlyn Grissom ’12 began her research, she didn’t realize how many titles she’d rack up by the end of the summer. Call her an architect, historian, artist, or carpenter; she used all of these skills while designing an exhibit for The Castle on the Canal, an African-American museum and community center in nearby Newark.
There were three such events during August and September, one each for Science; Humanities and Social Science; and Creative Writing and Fine Arts. There are arrays of posters in Curtis Veggie for the first two, and a presentation hour at Mulberry House for the last, they are open to all students, faculty, and staff. The attendees learn from the Summer Scholars, who are there to explain their work, but perhaps more importantly—the Scholars themselves learn by going through the process of explaining their research.