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Undergraduate research inspires personal discoveries

ZIBUSISO (ZI) DHLAMINI

Hometown: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Major: Mechanical Engineering
He traveled 7000 miles from home to build a professional-grade testing apparatus.

XAVIER CAPALDI

Hometown: Derby, Vt.
Major: Physics
Minor: Nanotechnology
His summer research on chicken embryos may one day help diagnose heart defects in humans.

MARJORIE CHEE

Hometown: New York City, N.Y.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Marjorie's drive and determination led Union to top honors in a human-powered vehicle contest.

KIM GRINHAUS

Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.
Major: Political Science and Psychology
Minor: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Kim researched the HBO hit "Girls" and modern-day feminism.

AVERY NOVITCH

Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.
Major: English
Minor: Costume Studies (Organizing Theme), Dance
Avery tailored a passion for fashion into scholarly study.

SONIA SANDOVAL

Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Major: Environmental Science
Minor: Studio Fine Arts
You’ll find Sonia in Union’s labs and classrooms, as well as off-campus in fields and forests.