Aydelotte Student Research Fellows work to support the ongoing research projects of the Foundation and undertake guided independent research projects of their own.
Mayank ’18 is a Computer Science and Philosophy major. He is broadly interested in computational cognitive science, using computational and mathematical frameworks to understand how agents learn to make decisions and inferences. Outside of the classroom, he is a member of Swarthmore’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams. At the Aydelotte, Mayank is working on curricular data.
Amy ’19 is from San Diego, pursuing an English honors major with a minor in film and media studies. “Talk to me about instances of intersectional feminism in ‘children’s entertainment’ (Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, MARVEL, the lot), and you might just have to saw your leg off to get out of the conversation. I miss my dog,” she says. At the Aydelotte, Amy is working on how people talk about “liberal arts” on social media.
Hannah ’18 is a History major and a Religion and Educational Studies minor. She is currently writing her thesis on freak shows in 19th century America. Outside of academia, Hannah enjoys being on the women’s soccer team at Swarthmore and loves any opportunity to teach. Hannah’s current Aydelotte project involves analyzing the rhetoric of liberal arts education on college and university websites.