Summer Scholars 2020
The following summer scholar research projects were completed in the political science department in Summer 2020.
- Hannah Bradvica ’22 (history and political science double major)
“Policy Entrepreneurship and Congressional Opposition to the International Criminal Court”
- Rachel Duvall ’22 (religion and political science double major) completed a summer scholar research project in the religion department titled “Christendom and its Role in the Dehumanization of the Oppressed Community.”
- Mayank Kumar ’21 (political science and religion double major) completed a summer scholar research project in the religion department titled “Measuring the Effect of State Religious Regulations on Support for Democracy.”
- Atticus Muller ’22 (political science and religion double major) completed a summer scholar research project in the religion department titled “What Would it Take for the Earth Creature to go to Church? A Theological View of the Youth Consciousness, Ethic, and Spirit.”
Summer Scholars Program
Denison’s flagship Summer Scholars program gives students in all disciplines a unique venue in which to experiment with ideas and artistic expression, pursue an intellectual passion, and/or focus intently on the resolution of a question over a sustained period of time, free from the pressures of grades and credit.
Endowed funds support approximately 120 students pursuing full-time independent research or collaborative work under the close supervision of a faculty member for up to 10 weeks during the summer.
Qualified rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors propose independent or collaborative projects in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, or interdisciplinary fields. Projects do not need to be in a student’s major. All Summer Scholars receive a stipend and a housing allowance plus supplemental funds for research expenses. Off-Campus Summer Scholars also receive travel funding.