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2018 II Photo Contest Awardees

Congratulations to our 2018 II Photo Contest awardees, and thank you to all the students who participated.

Winner: Go Blue!

Ermelinda Ndoka (Neuroscience '20)

Funding: Center for European Studies Summer Research and Internship Grant; International Institute Individual Fellowship

Location: Albania

"Sitting on top of what used to be an old stone wall surrounding my grandparent's house, I showed my Michigan pride while appreciating my family's sacrifices! At that moment, I was most thankful for where I am from, and where I currently a-M! Go BLUE!!"

 

Winners: Wish You Were Here

First: Madalasa Chaudhari (International Studies '21)

Funding: International Institute Individual Fellowship

Location: India

"Devaraja Market is a small quaint market in Mysore, India, that is bustling with life and teeming with colorful energy. This photographer's paradise has many charms, everywhere you go is a beautiful opportunity to take in the culture and experience the markets of India."

Second: Ermelinda Ndoka (Neuroscience '20)

Funding: Center for European Studies Summer Research and Internship Grant; International Institute Individual Fellowship

Location: Albania

"An unforgettable moment--I was able to live out my own and my grandmother's dream of wearing the traditional Zadrimore clothes. What I am wearing is a traditional bridal outfit, and it is how my grandmother and my aunt got married! I wish my grandmother was there to experience this moment with my aunt and I!"

Third: Kelly Sun (MPH Environmental Health Sciences; MHI Health Informatics '19)

Funding: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Field Research Grant

Place: Peru

"Isadora and her youngest child in their indigenous community, Chakiqpampa, Peru, waiting for the farm training session to begin. Sustainability without Borders (SWB) have been engaged with the community for the past few years and this summer they built a demonstration farm to increase crop production during the dry season. Isadora is one of two community members hired by SWB to maintain the farm."

Winners: The World is A Classroom

First: Patricia DeLacey (PhD Biological Psychology '23)

Funding: African Studies Center Research or Internship Support in Africa

Location: Ethiopia

"Measuring the chest patch temperature of an adult, male gelada monkey with an infrared thermometer. Gelada monkeys, nicknamed the 'bleeding heart monkey,' have a flame red patch of skin on their chest. For males, changes in chest patch color appear to be rank-based, with dominant males exhibiting the brightest chest patches compared to subordinate males. I'm assessing the thermoregulatory cost associated with maintaining a bright chest patch as part of her dissertation research."

Second: Christopher Pumford (B.A. Political Science; International Studies '19)

Funding: Program in International and Comparative Studies Year-Round Study Abroad Funding

Location: Austria

"The core of our curriculum in Vienna was to experience a variety of artistic performances. This picture was our first time watching a ballet performance in the Wienerstaatsoper, or the Vienna Opera House. Musical accompaniment was provided by the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic, the orchestra of Mahler and Bernstein."

Third: Kelly Sun (MPH Environmental Health Sciences; MHI Health Informatics '19)

Funding: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Field Research Grant

Place: Ecuador

"Dr. Cevallos, an Ecuadorian research collaborator, and myself in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, storing stool samples in a liquid nitrogen tank. A whole day was dedicated to collecting stool samples from infants to be tested for enteropathogens. The nitrogen helps to preserve samples while being transported to the capital Quito for pathogen testing."