Paul Bhasin, Department of Music
Bhasin will produce a musical performance tour of China with the William & Mary Wind Ensemble. This project will provide W&M Wind Ensemble students an opportunity to collaborate with faculty on original music compositions and performances, culminating in three traditional concerts in Beijing and Shanghai. Students will also participate in service-learning projects in an urban and a rural school in China to teach instrumental music to young students with little or no access to western-style music instruction.
Jennifer Kahn, Department of Anthropology
Kahn will commence an international research project focused on a comparative approach to investigate different cultural responses to ecosystem changes within two Polynesian societies. Her project will involve natural science and archaeological field work with William & Mary students on the Society Islands of Maupiti and Mo’orea in French Polynesia.
Scott McCoy, Mason School of Business
Mccoy’s project will include community-based research to understand the socioeconomic facets of the coffee-production community in Peralata, Dominican Republic, as well as explore other viable economic activities available in the community to diversify its income. McCoy and William & Mary students will work with local community members, the San Rafael Cooperative, and a non-governmental organization, Red Oasis, to develop economic opportunities as a part of this research engagement project.
Jeremy Stoddard, School of Education
Stoddard’s project will focus on researching the best practices of teaching with a field-based inquiry approach and effective training and support for history teachers to adopt and utilize this method. The project will provide opportunities to study training programs at Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestown, along with training conducted by the National Institute of Education in Singapore. He will lead a student research team in data collection focusing on the observation of teachers and teacher training in Virginia and Singapore.