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Student Research Awards

Award for Undergraduate Research in African Studies

Introduction

The Center for African Studies is pleased to announce an award for undergraduate research in African Studies for $300. The award is intended to encourage and reward undergraduate research in African Studies and related areas that engage Duquesne's ongoing commitment to Africa.

Eligibility

All research projects in any discipline accepted for the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Visual Presentation
  • Organization 
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Content

Looks at issues in African Studies OR
Clearly shows how the research relates to Africa and Duquesne's continuing commitment to Africa

Scholarly Merit
  • Clearly defined research agenda
  • Demonstrated familiarity with relevant sources
  • Depth and/or appropriateness of analysis
  • Critical thinking and originality

Past Winners:

Award for Undergraduate Research in African Studies: $300
Effects of Fluoride on the Human Body in Tanzania
Abbey Whitewood
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, School of Nursing | Nursing
Faculty Advisor: David Kahler, Ph.D.
Additional Authors: Jessica Devido, Ph.D, CRNP (faculty) Abstract Number: 51

Award for Undergraduate Research in African Studies: $250
Critical Perspectives on Occupational Therapy Practice in Resource-Scarce African Contexts
Molly Edwards, Chase Ratliff
Senior | Occupational Therapy | Rangos School of Health Sciences| Abstract Number: 29
Faculty Advisor: Anne Marie Hansen, EdD, OTR/L; FAOTA

Award for Undergraduate Research in African Studies: $250
2 Unity is Strength: Effective Global Partnerships
Clara Altemus, Nikki Yeckel, Quinn Tattersall Other Authors: Anne Marie Hansen Senior | Occupational Therapy | Rangos School of Health Sciences Faculty Advisor: Jaime Munoz, Ph.D

Award for Undergraduate Research in African Studies: $250
Ian Ferguson | Senior | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
The Tripartite Battle for East Africa: An Examination of the Crown Lands Ordinance of 1915
Faculty Advisor: Charles Steinmetz, Ph.D. and Holly Mayer, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 135

Award for Graduate Research in African Studies

Introduction

The Center for African Studies is pleased to announce an award for graduate research in African Studies for $400. The award is intended to encourage and reward graduate research in African Studies and related areas that engage Duquesne's ongoing commitment to Africa.

Eligibility

All research projects in any discipline accepted for the Graduate Research and Scholarship Symposium.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Visual Presentation
  • Organization 
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Content

Looks at issues in African Studies OR
Clearly shows how the research relates to Africa and Duquesne's continuing commitment to Africa

Scholarly Merit
  • Clearly defined research agenda
  • Demonstrated familiarity with relevant sources
  • Depth and/or appropriateness of analysis
  • Critical thinking and originality

Past Winners:

Award for Graduate Student Research in African Studies: $400                                                                                                                                                                                  135 "Returning to My Father": A Decolonial Reading of Lk 15:11-32 Towards a Reconstruction of African Theological Anthropology for Authentic Sacramental Ethics via Indigenous Divinity Graduate Schools
Besem Etchi
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Cochran, Ph.D.

Award for Graduate Student Research in African Studies: $400
Pediatric Oncology in Tanzania: A study of current epidemiology, diagnostics, treatments, outcomes, and barriers to care in the Kilimanjaro Region
Julia Marn
Physician Assistant | Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Fr. Bill Christy, C.S.Sp., Bridget Calhoun, Ph.D.
Abstract Number: 93

Award for Graduate Student Research in African Studies: $350
107 Christianity, Islam, and African Traditional Religion: A Christology of Mature Differentiation for Inter-religious Trialogue in the Nigerian Context
Clement Kanu
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Faculty Advisor: Marinus Iwuchukwu, Ph.D.

Award for Graduate Student Research in African Studies: $300
Clement Kanu
Embodied Narrative and the Formation of Virtue: Communitarian-Anamnetic Framework in Traditional African Ethic
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Marie Baird, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 74

Award for Undergraduate Research in Global Health

Introduction

The Center for African Studies is pleased to announce an award for undergraduate research in Global health for $300. The award is intended to encourage and reward undergraduate research in Global Studies

Eligibility

All research projects in any discipline accepted for the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Visual Presentation
  • Organization 
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Content

Looks at issues in Global Health

Scholarly Merit
  • Clearly defined research agenda
  • Demonstrated familiarity with relevant sources
  • Depth and/or appropriateness of analysis
  • Critical thinking and originality
Past Winners

Award for Undergraduate Research in Global Health: $300
The Effects of Pictorial Hygiene Education among Adult Women in El Tamarindo, Dominican Republic
Maggie Belcher, Alexa Boni
School of Nursing | Nursing
Faculty Advisor: Linda Garand, Ph.D Additional Authors: Dr. Donna White, Dr. Linda Garand
Abstract Number: 21

Award for Graduate Research in Global Health

Introduction

The Center for African Studies is pleased to announce an award for graduate research in Global Health for $400. The award is intended to encourage and reward graduate research in Global Health.

Eligibility

All research projects in any discipline accepted for the Graduate Research and Scholarship Symposium.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Visual Presentation
  • Organization 
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Content

Looks at issues in Global Health

Scholarly Merit
  • Clearly defined research agenda
  • Demonstrated familiarity with relevant sources
  • Depth and/or appropriateness of analysis
  • Critical thinking and originality                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Past Winners

Award for Graduate Student Research in Global Health:
11 Acculturation Behavior Among the Syrian Refugee Youths in the United States
Fatemah Alghamdi
Counselor Ed & Supervision | School of Education Faculty Advisor: Waganesh Zeleke, PhD

Award for Graduate Student Research in Global Health: $400
Pediatric Oncology in Tanzania: A study of current epidemiology, diagnostics, treatments, outcomes, and barriers to care in the Kilimanjaro Region
Julia Marn
Physician Assistant | Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Fr. Bill Christy, C.S.Sp., Bridget Calhoun, Ph.D. Abstract Number: 93