Fellowship Focuses on Undergraduate Research

September 25, 2012

The Undergraduate Program Office at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business offered Summer Research Fellowships for the first time in 2012. Students received either $2,500 for five-week projects or $5,000 for 10-week projects. Fourteen students participated in the inaugural program, in which they partnered with faculty members to study topics in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, government relations, international business, marketing, and operations/information management.

Fellows selected for the program include John Bauke, Laura Bryton, Ryan Chan, Caitlin Donahue, Kai Fang, Nina Gokhale, Kathleen Kirk, Ambika Kumar, Weiwei Liu, Alice Lu, Sergio Pianko, Bryan Saba, James Saucedo, and James Vandeventer.

During the program, students presented their work at a Research Open House and shared their findings with students visiting from UniversitĂ  Bocconi in Milan, Italy, for a Summer Program Abroad. These 34 Bocconi students attended academic sessions led by Bocconi and Georgetown faculty in July that focused on corporate banking, economic, social, political, and cultural aspects of the United States.

The Summer Research Fellowship program is funded through contributions to the Undergraduate Initiatives Fund. To support this and other undergraduate initiatives, contact Dean Norean Sharpe at nrs35@georgetown.edu or Elizabeth Harless at eh257@georgetown.edu.