The Sociology Department would like to congratulate Olivia Mauchley on her undergraduate research with Akiko Kamimura, and honor of receiving the Francis Family Foundation Scholarship! Olivia is in her fourth year studying Sociology with a Chemistry minor. She has a strong desire to learn about Asian American encounters with discrimination and racism. The desire to be informed of her peers' circumstances has led her to develop more kinesthetic ideas for independent research. The purpose of her research is to examine instances of discrimination against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aids in the understanding of Asian American well-being and has potential implications for other minority groups. Congratulations Olivia!
The Sociology Department would like to congratulate Tania Cervantes-Hernandez on the excellent achievement of completing undergraduate research and receiving the prestigious Francis Family Foundation Scholarship! Tania is a pre-med student majoring in Sociology at the University of Utah. She is a first-generation college student born and raised in Ogden, Utah. She is very excited to be continuing her research project with Professor Kamimura on dating/intimate partner violence and social media use among college students. This research project will be used to help develop more effective educational programs and resources for the prevention and intervention of dating/intimate partner violence and abuse on and off campus. Congratulations Tania!