Spotlight on Awards

May 22, 2018Dr. Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba (International Studies) received a grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation for her research entitled, “The Role of Institutions in Shaping America’s Future Demographics.” This study will contribute to US 2050, an initiative of the Peterson Foundation and the Ford Foundation to examine and analyze the multiple demographic, socioeconomic, and fiscal trends that will shape the nation in the decades ahead.

Dr. Sciubba’s project will examine how current U.S. immigration laws are continuing to reshape America’s demographic composition in terms of both age and race/ethnicity, and the political and economic motivations of those who migrate to the U.S.

February 27, 2018. Physics and chemistry major Phillips Hutchison ’19 was selected for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Boulder, Colorado. SURF is a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S. Dept. of Commerce), designed to give students a unique research experience alongside a scientist mentor, with the goal of inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM. The project Hutchison worked on was “Exploring how nonlinear photonics makes a frequency comb.” The 11-week SURF program includes a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Dr. Greg Vieira (physics) nominated Hutchison for this opportunity.