Strong Stories: undergraduate research

Critical Thinking Leads to Success

Critical Thinking Leads to Success

During Elizabeth Jaimes’,'15, summer internship at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, the Meredith senior dealt with a challenge all researchers face — an experiment not getting the expected result.

“I had to deal with the frustration of data not being what I wanted it to be,” Elizabeth said. “I...

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Strong Students | Libby O’Daniel

Strong Students | Libby O’Daniel

Watch strong student Libby O'Daniel, '14, a studio art major, talk about conducting undergraduate research overseas through Meredith's study abroad program in Italy.

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Strong Seniors | Rodda Ouma

Strong Seniors | Rodda Ouma

When Rodda Ouma arrived at RDU International Airport four years ago to begin her Meredith education she didn't know what to expect, but she was determined to take advantage of every opportunity.

The senior from Nairobi, Kenya, attended Meredith through Zawadi Africa, an educational fund founded by Susan Mboya, Meredith’s 2014 commencement speaker. She maximized...

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Strong Seniors | Katy Clary

Strong Seniors | Katy Clary

Watch strong senior Katy Clary, a psychology and religious and ethical studies double major, talk about her Meredith experience.

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Strong Seniors | Lara Pantlin

Strong Seniors | Lara Pantlin

Watch strong senior Lara Pantlin, a psychology major, talk about her Meredith experience.

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Strong Seniors | Hawa Tuli

Strong Seniors | Hawa Tuli

Having lived in five different countries and graduating with a degree in biology, Hawa Tuli’s plan to pursue a master of science in global health might seem obvious.

In fact, discerning this interest and developing a plan for what’s next involved several faculty and staff, all of whom helped her explore different career...

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Strong Faculty | Paul Winterhoff

Strong Faculty | Paul Winterhoff

Much like our students, Meredith faculty are involved on campus in a variety of ways. Paul Winterhoff, for example, wears a number of different hats. He’s a professor of human environmental sciences. He’s also the director of general education. And he’s the director of undergraduate research. As director of undergraduate research, he oversees...

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Strong Alumnae | Zeenat Razvi

Strong Alumnae | Zeenat Razvi

Zeenat Razvi, ’13, has been awarded a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind in the country, and one of the most prestigious.

Razvi’s award places her among impressive company. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, Google founder Sergey Brin, and Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt.

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Strong Seniors | Bailey Dunn

Strong Seniors | Bailey Dunn

Bailey Dunn’s empowering experience at Meredith College has prepared her to reach her goals.

“When I came to Meredith, I was a completely different person; I was really just a girl,” Bailey said. “Now, I'm a strong, independent, driven, and powerful woman. That’s because I had greatness expected of...

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Strong Seniors | Yailyn Polanco

Strong Seniors | Yailyn Polanco

Experiential learning is a key component of a Meredith education, and in particular, internships. Most of our students complete at least one internship, many more than one … but FIVE?

It’s obvious that Yailyn Polanco,’14, was blessed with an abundance of energy because this double major not only completed five internships during her four...

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