VCU Honors College

Research Opportunities

Awards and recognition

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Anand Gandhi was selected to receive a $41,000 grant for his project “HELP for VCC and the Daily Planet: Implementing a Student-led Health Literacy Program for Underserved Patients.” Gandhi also designed, implemented and taught a Spanish language course at Offender Aid Restoration of Richmond Inc. to help individuals post-incarceration.

His research project, “Depression in Epilepsy: A Look Into Factors Contributing to Undiagnosed Depression in Epileptics,” which he presented at National Conferences on Undergraduate Research 2011, was published in conference proceedings.

Rishabh Singh’s research from the 2011 Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program was published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. During HSURP, Singh worked alongside Michael Fox, Ph.D. to conduct research on fibroblast growth.

Alexandra V. Hines was selected to present at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference as part of a paper panel. She also had the paper published in the conference proceedings. The paper was titled “The Missing Kiss: Public Citizens and Private Lovers in Sophocles” and was published with the help of Deirdre Condit, Ph.D.


National Conference on Undergraduate Research
April 2013

Thirty-three students were selected to present at the April 2013 National Conference for Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse. Five of these students were able to present their research at the conference, including Danielle Honings, Jurriaan van den Hurk, Ellen Korcovelos, Lakshmi Ravindra and Christian Ruiz.

MadRUSH Research Conference
March 2013

Three students were selected to present at the 2013 MadRUSH Research Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. This fourth annual undergraduate research conference highlighted research and writing in the humanities and social sciences.

Colonial Academic Alliance
April 2012

Three students were selected to attend the 2012 Colonial Academic Alliance Conference at Old Dominion University. Jay Patel gave an oral presentation; Ariel Nash and Wahab Syed gave poster presentations.

Southeastern Theatre Conference
March 2012

Lisa Hardt was selected to attend the 2012 Southeastern Theatre Conference in Tennessee.