2017-18 Aydelotte Student Research Fellows
Aydelotte Student Research Fellows work to support the ongoing research projects of the Foundation. Current projects Fellows are engaged with include our curricular data initiative, planning for the Spring 2018 Aydelotte Seminar, and our project on discovering and and developing taxonomies for how institutions and individuals talk about and practice liberal arts education. Each fellow will also have the opportunity to undertake a guided independent research project of their own.
Mayank is a Computer Science and Philosophy major in Swarthmore's Class of 2018. He is broadly interested in computational cognitive science, using computational and mathematical frameworks to understand how agents learn to make decisions and inferences. Outside of the classroom, he is a member of Swarthmore's Cross Country and Track & Field teams. At the Aydelotte, Mayank is working on curricular data.
Amy is from San Diego, pursuing an English honors major with a minor in film and media studies. Says Amy, “Talk to me about instances of intersectional feminism in ‘children’s entertainment’ (Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, MARVEL, the lot), and you might just have to saw your leg off to get out of the conversation. I miss my dog.” At the Aydelotte, Amy is working on how people talk about "liberal arts" on social media.
Hannah is a History major and a Religion and Educational Studies minor. She is currently writing her thesis on freak shows in 19th century America. Outside of academia, Hannah enjoys being on the women’s soccer team at Swarthmore and loves any opportunity to teach. Hannah's current Aydelotte project involves analyzing the rhetoric of liberal arts education on college and university websites.