South Dakota selects 13 students for U. Discover program

Research topics include the cognitive flexibility of mindfulness and rumination and a linguistic ethnography of Pantelleria, a Mediterranean island. | File photo

The University of South Dakota recently named 13 students who will conduct scholarly research this summer through the U. Discover program, a Council for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship (CURCS) and Center for Academic and Global Engagment initiative.

The U. Discover program allows students who have advanced through a competitive application and interview process to partner with faculty members on a research project of their own. The 13 students will meet bi-weekly to present on topics related to their research and scholarship.

“I have been involved with the U. discover reviews and student interviews for the last three years, and I have been amazed at the quality of the students and projects,” CURCS Chair-Elect and Committee Chair Peter Kindle said. “Nothing has given me more pride in being a part of the Coyote family.”

Some of this year’s research topics include the cognitive flexibility of mindfulness and rumination and a linguistic ethnography of Pantelleria, a Mediterranean island.

The U. discover scholars for this summer are Kalie Leonard, Christian Pollema, Nicco La Mattina, Emily Hattouni, Marguerite Squyer, Filip Radev, Zahra Rasouli, Nicholas Wood, Breanna Fischer, Craig Stanton, Alexa Kruse, Sydney Strait and Benjamin Hawkins.

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