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Anastasia Eckerson '15 (on left), a Dance major and Gender Studies minor, is combining a dance intensive at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago, IL, with a research project exploring the lived experience of black women through dance.Anna Gubbins '15, an Environmental Studies major, will be conducting research with Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL, through the Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program's Nighttime Tagging Internship.Caitlin Link '16, an Art History major, will be participating in the Summer Institute for Curatorial Practice at Hampshire College in Northampton, MA.Catherine King '15, a double major in German and International Affairs and a Government minor, is interning with the political party Die Linke in Berlin, Germany.Eve Ross '15, an Anthropology major, will be participating in the International Partnership in Service Learning Summer Study Abroad in Cuzco, Peru.Hannah Smith '16, a History major, is conducting Revolutionary War-related research with the Saratoga National Historical Park at Schuyler House in Stillwater, NY.Hope Spector '15, a Sociology major, is working with New York City-based Atikus Insurance Inc. to launch a new model of microcredit loans in Kigali, Rwanda.James Rider '16, a double major in Government and International Affairs, is doing research for non-partisan Project Vote Smart in Philipsburg, MT.Julie Ochs '14, a Biology major and Studio Arts minor, is conducting research and creating a visual exploration on algal cell wall synthesis at the National University of Ireland in Galway as she continues to explore the rich connections between the visual worlds of science and art.Kengthsagn Louis '15, is interning with Foundation Toya in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. A native of Hative, she will be working on projects aimed at empowering girls and women and promoting their leadership skills.Kiara Boone '15 (second on right), an Education Studies major and Sociology minor, is working as an intern math teacher at Tech Boston Academy in Dorchester, MA, through Breakthrough Greater Boston, which serves diverse, low-income middle school students.Lisa Fierstein '16, an American Studies major and Arts Administration minor, will be interning with the Director of Education and Community Engagement at independent radio station WYEP in Pittsburgh, PA.Mayra Nunez '16, an Economics major and Business minor, is working with undocumented high school students as part of the Bright Prospect Dream Team in Pomona, CA.Michelle Mendia '14, a Psychology major and Spanish minor, is helping Ecuadorians transition to the US through Organizacion Juventud Ecuatoriana (JUVE) in New York City.Musa Komeh '15, an Exercise Science major, was selected for an internship in New York City with the Cliton Foundation Global Initiative's Health Team; the organization is committed to improving health, strengthening local economies, promoting health and wellness, and protecting the environment on a global basis.Nicole Becker '16, a Self-Determined major in Dance Science, is researching the biomechanics of tendon injuries and repair at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City.Ruth Allard '16, a Biochemistry major and Studio Arts minor, will be a research intern with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Research Program in Boston, MA.Sally Jernigan-Smith '15, a double major in International Affairs and Religious Studies and double minor in Latin American Studies and Spanish, is providing translation services and community organization with Latino Mirgrant Workers through the Backstretch Employee Service Team in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Summer Educational Experiences - Beyond the Campus

SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals. Awards may be used to support field or laboratory research, internships, artistic residencies, workshops, apprenticeships, or productions. [Read more.]

Johane Simelane '13 talks about his experience with funded research in the SEE-Beyond program at Skidmore College. Johane studied as a health educator & community researcher in the Hhohho region of Swaziland, on a project focusing on male circumcision for HIV prevention.

"By expanding funded opportunities beyond internships to include support for collaborative research, artistic apprenticeships and workshops, and other forms of engagement, SEE-Beyond attracts applicants from all academic areas. The $4,000 stipend, too, encourages them to think bigto craft an experience uniquely tailored to their educational goals."

     – Corey Freeman-Gallant, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Academic Policy and Advising, Professor of Biology