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Collaborative Research and Creative Projects

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The Vovis Center, in partnership with the Office of the Dean of the College, is sponsoring a pilot program to support students seeking active learning opportunities in summer 2021. Students will participate in either a 4- or 8-week collaborative project led by a faculty or staff member, with expenses partially supported by the College. The experience is intended to provide an opportunity for students with limited exposure to research or creative work to jump in and see what it’s like! 

Each group project was designed by faculty and/or staff members. Below is the list of projects running this summer, each with a group of 4-8 students.

4-Week Projects

A Museum for Abingdon - History
Electoral Forensics - Statistics and Political Science
Cynisca of Sparta: Women's Self-Representation in 4-Century BCE Greece - Classics
Designing and Implementing Herbal Plant Guilds in the Knox Forest Garden - Sustainability and Anthropology/Sociology
Environmental Microplastic Sampling in Freshwater Systems of Knox County - Environmental Studies
Underrepresented in Medicine: Working Towards Access & Success for Pre-Med Students - Pre-Health

8-Week Projects

Power and Politics of Determining Facts: An Ethnographic Collaboratory on Fact Checking and News
Literacy - Anthropology/Sociology
The Fourth of July - Celebrations, Identity, and Politics - Political Science & International Relates
Bilingual Literacy & Community Outreach: Chinese Children's Stories for Local Schools - Asian Studies
The Visualization of Sound and Sonification of Light - Physics
Solutions from Nature: Environmental Approaches to Cultivation Challenges - Biochemistry,
Working with Social Data: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Economics and Anthropology/Sociology
Privacy in the Modern World - Computer Science

See the Project List for detailed information about each project.

Questions? Contact Lisa Harris at

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