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Project Proposal: An academic paper with a creative component to explore how the Caribbean diaspora used Afro-Caribbean religious practices as tools for liberation.
Mentor: Amanda Moreno
• Article in Teen Vogue by Kay-Ann Henry: Florida’s ‘Anti-Rioting’ Law Criminalizes Protesters and Creates New Crimes
• News@TheU article on Kay-Ann’s project: Student focuses research on Obeah, a religion used by Jamaican slaves
Major: Political Science
Project Proposal: 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.
Mentor: Terri Robar
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Project Proposal: 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.
Mentor: Thilani Samarakoon
Ava De Leon
Major: Marine Affairs
Project Proposal: A digital presentation including live footage and digital graphics to showcase sustainability initiatives on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.
Mentors: Angela Clark, Vanessa Rodriguez
Major: Industrial Engineering
Project Proposal: 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.
Mentors: Lauren Fralinger, Vanessa Rodriguez
• Taylor Washington’s “University of Miami Black History Museum” on ArtSteps: University of Miami Black History Museum
• News@TheU article about Taylor’s Project: Undergrad creates virtual exhibition to celebrate Black achievements