Undergraduate Researchers Reflect on Their Experience at GW

GW Graduation Cap at 2016 Commencement
May 16, 2016

Naturally, graduation causes students to experience nostalgia and reflect on their past four years at GW. Graduated students from the Class of 2016 reflect on their experiences at GW and reveal their favorite memories in this recent GW Today article

Some of the students featured in the article are undergraduate researchers that CUFR has had the pleasure to work with.

Katherine Bradshaw

Bradshaw is a two-time Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellow and the highlight of her experience at GW was researching in England and reading a book from the British Library and noticing it was dated 1563. She claims it was an amazing trans-temporal experience. 

William Murphy

Murphy received a merit scholarship and the Nelson and Michele Carbonell Endowed Scholarship, which enabled him to attend GW and enroll in SEAS. Murphy spent his GW experience exploring using cold atmospheric plasma as a cancer therapy and will continue his cancer research as a research associate with Professor Emilia Entcheva, a pioneer in cardiac optogenetics. 

Claire Crawford

Crawford is an Elliot Undergraduate Scholar and her research has focused on the generation of black South Africans born in the post-apartheid era, comparing their understanding of freedom with that of the black millennials in the United States. Last summer, Crawford interned at the Department of State and the South Sudan desk officer asked her to draft a policy memo relating third-term African presidencies to corruption theory. She remembers being nervous because it was going to the embassy, but realized she had written something similar for her Africa Problems and Solutions class and that the course was full of firsthand accounts that gave invaluable context to the subject matter.

Read more memories from the Class of 2016 in this GW Today article.