claire bartels

USTARS Spotlight: Claire Bartels

Senior Claire Bartels talks about her USTARS projects with faculty member, Dr. Kelsy Burke.

USTARS Spotlight: Vanessa Woosley

Vanessa Woosley's USTARS project with Dr. Lisa Kort-Butler has her looking at  “The Visible Brain” about how the brain is portrayed in different contexts

Nestor Hernandez

USTARS Spotlight: Nestor Hernandez

USTARS student Nestor Hernandez may have started as Business student but his USTARS project has found him a home in Sociology studying STEM fields.

Jayden Barth

’19 Sociology Graduates have Bright Futures

Many of our recent sociology graduates are moving on to exciting and note-worthy opportunities.  Some of our students received Fullbright honors, were accepted in graduate programs or law schools or accepting challenging assignments overseas.

Jerreed Ivanich

Jerreed Ivanich

“Find the people who are doing what you want to do, the people who share your passion, and join that program.”

This is what initially brought Jerreed to the REACH lab, and the most important advice he hopes to pass on to future scholars. As a graduate student in the lab, Jerreed has focused on research with Artic and Indigenous populations as part of the Bii-Zin-Da-De-Dah (Listening to One Another) project and describes his research interests more broadly as an effort to understand health among American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) and Canadian First Nations populations through social network analysis.

Mackenzie Griffith

Mackenzie Griffith, a sophomore sociology major, at first was not sure what to declare as her major. She figured she would eventually change it but after taking a few classes she found that sociology was the perfect fit for her.

Isaac Wells

Isaac Wells

Isaac Wells has a wide range of interests in both natural and social sciences. He is in both the USTARS (for sociology) and UCARE (for chemistry) programs. The reason he loves both sociology and chemistry is their "practicality."

Luke Novak

Luke Novak

Luke Novak originally majored in biological sciences but after taking a course with Dr. McQuillan became interested in the research opportunites that sociology could offer him. Now, he is a double major in both sociology and biological sciences and is involved in the USTARS program under Dr. McQuillan.