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Academics

Richters You Should Know

  • Sadaf Naushad ’21

    ¿Cómo se dice… crime fiction? Sadaf worked one-on-one with Associate Professor of Spanish Chair Gizella Meneses to develop the curriculum for Meneses’ Latin American crime fiction course offered in the fall semester.

  • Annmarie Buabeng ’21

    Computer software and lab work might sound like a lot to handle, but they were no problem for Annmarie as she got ahead this summer conducting research for the Organic Chemistry lab.

  • Britt Dahlin ’21

    Britt got in touch with her creative side as she designed a new sight-reading curriculum for the College’s choral ensembles.

  • Arleigh Kraker ’21 and Molly Schul ’21

    Arleigh and Molly used psychology to research the topic of why sexual harassment and assault occur.

  • Natalie Briggs ’21

    Working with Professor Arnell, the chair of the English department, Natalie is studying instances of the metaphysical in Edwardian fiction, which she describes as “analyzing the works of the hippies of the 1890s.”

  • Amanda Lee ’21, Jan Roessler ’21 and Molly Gniady ’21

    Amanda, Jan, and Molly kicked off their summer by writing code, learning how to use statistical software programs, and analyzing the Survey of Consumer Finances.

  • Jake Ngugi ’21

    Moving art? Count me in! Jake worked with Assistant Professor of Art David Sanchez-Burr to create art that involved kinetic forces.

  • Paula Pelletier ’21

    Paula was excited to broaden her horizons and explore a topic she never considered researching before the Richter program.

  • Rahul Tamta ’21

    Would you panic if you lost all your money? We would, too. Rahul’s research addressed how manias, panics, and crashes are formed throughout the business cycle.

  • Olivia Grimmer ’21

    This summer, Olivia learned more about the city of Chicago and its educational system in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

  • Maxwell Rowland ’21 and Sarah Stauber ’21

    Yes, social networks did exist before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Maxwell and Sarah figured this out as they scoured through newspapers and directories from 1860 to 1940 to analyze the social network of Chicago’s changing elite.

  • Omer Sadat ’21

    Omer’s favorite part of the Richter program was learning that lab work is something he enjoys.

  • Kayla Goelz ’21

    Kayla’s project incorporates both English and environmental studies as she delves into the world of Emily Dickinson and her interactions with the natural world. 

  • Sarah Coffman ’21 and Siraj Ul Munir ’21

    Sarah and Siraj didn’t need a break from reading and writing this summer as they worked with Associate Professor and Chair of Education Desmond Odugu to revise one of his courses in the education department.

  • Julie Lord ’21

    Julie’s Richter research prompted her to step out of her comfort zone and explore a completely different area of study.

  • Jared Peterson ’21 and Zachary Klein ’21

    Jared and Zachary both made a new friend this summer: Jane Addams. They learned all about her peace advocacy ideas in the realm of international relations.