Under the mentorship of Dr. Sarah Croco, Jacob received a BSOS Summer Scholars award and completed research that began as an analysis of President Trump’s tweets about various people, and transformed into analyzing civility in American politics.
This project resulted in a publication in The Washington Post entitled “Trump Didn’t Shake Hands. Pelosi Ripped Up His Speech. Do Americans Care About Civility?” and is in development for submission to an academic journal.
Erica Puentes Martínez completed degrees in African American Studies and American Studies, with a minor in U.S. Latino/a Studies, in May 2020. Under the guidance of Dr. Bayley Marquez, Dr. Robert Chester, Dr. Sharon Harley, and Dr. Nancy Mirabal she completed three senior capstone projects in both her majors and minor focusing on the intersections of gender, labor, and race by exploring the voices and experiences of marginalized populations.
Erica’s research interests, leadership, and community service all center around her commitment to transformative scholarship and the intersection of research and work in social justice and activism. She has completed two honors theses for both degrees: American studies thesis mentored by Dr. Bayley Marquez and Dr. Robert Chester and African American studies thesis mentored by Dr. Sharon Harley (who she has also been working with as a research assistant).
Nicholas Poniatowski completed a degree in Physics in May 2020 under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Greene. For his research and academic achievements, Nicholas received a Goldwater Scholarship, a ICAM QuantEmX Travel Award for experiment at Stanford University, a Philip Merrill Presidential Scholarship, a Ralph Meyer and Friends of Physics Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a NDSEG award.
His research interests are in the transport properties of the electron-doped cuprate superconductor LCCO at high temperatures and applied magnetic field.
Tanay Wakhare, a member of the UMD Honors College, completed a double degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a minor in Archaeology, in May 2020.
Throughout his undergraduate career, Tanay has participated in multiple research projects in collaboration with Dr. Christophe Vignat of the University Paris D’Orsay and Tulane University, and published multiple academic articles.
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