This summer, 39 adventurous Northeastern undergraduates set out to blaze new trails in undergraduate research or creative endeavor. These thinkers, creators, and doers earned the 2019 Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (now the Trail-Blazer Award)—the university’s most robust award for undergraduate research and creative endeavor—in recognition of their plans to push the boundaries of knowledge and to innovate across intellectual domains. On October 1, these innovators will convene in the atrium of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex for the 2019 Creative Endeavor and Research Experience Symposium (CERES) to present their projects and discuss their findings.
This summer’s 36 funded projects addressed topics ranging from racial health disparities in the American South to corporate social responsibility in Japan, and from sustainable fisheries in Key West to the economic effects of EU membership in Hungary. Each project represents at least nine weeks of full-time commitment over the summer months and is the culmination of an intensive, semester-long process of project development and proposal review. These independently-conceived, faculty-mentored projects demonstrate the power of hands-on experiential learning to drive novel ways of thinking and enable students to make original, valuable contributions to their intellectual and creative fields.
All are invited to celebrate and learn from our Summer Scholars’ accomplishments and to recognize our dedicated faculty mentors at the CERES, held in the ISEC Atrium from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 1.