2020-2021 Library Research Scholars & Adobe Scholars
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2020-2021 Library Research Scholars
Mentor: Amanda Moreno
Project: An academic paper with a creative component to explore how the Caribbean diaspora used Afro-Caribbean religious practices as tools for liberation.
News@TheU article on Kay-Ann’s project: Student focuses research on Obeah, a religion used by Jamaican slaves
Article in Teen Vogue by Kay-Ann Henry: Florida’s ‘Anti-Rioting’ Law Criminalizes Protesters and Creates New Crimes
Major: Political Science
Mentor: Terri Robar
Project: A StoryMap or virtual exhibit to include dance performances and art as an exploration of pre-colonial Indian art and dance and the reclamation efforts to decolonize both art and dance.
The Miami Hurricane’s article on Geethika: From Miami to the Emmys: UM alum Geethika Kataru on post-grad life
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Thilani Samarakoon
Project: Data visualization project with an academic poster to spread awareness of common eye health problems and the need for accessible vision healthcare in Central America.
2020-2021 Adobe Scholars
Ava De Leon
Major: Marine Affairs
Mentors: Angela Clark & Vanessa Rodriguez
Project: A digital presentation including live footage and digital graphics to showcase sustainability initiatives on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.
News@TheU article on Ava De Leon’s internship with NOAA: Student Learns from NOAA Scientists During Summer Program
Major: Industrial Engineering
Mentors: Lauren Fralinger & Vanessa Rodriguez
Project: Research on the factors in the creation of racially discriminatory policies in the United States, and an exploration of the lasting effects of these policies, shared in a TED-talk with an accompanying Adobe Spark site.
News@TheU article on Taylor’s Project: Undergrad creates virtual exhibition to celebrate Black achievements
Taylor Washington’s “University of Miami Black History Museum” on ArtSteps: University of Miami Black History Museum