CarsonLee Harper, majoring in English and History, has been selected as a 2019 University Scholar. The project is titled “Reimagining Medieval Scandinavia Through Historical Fiction.”
The University Scholar Program is one of the most prestigious programs for undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Available to students from all of the University’s schools and colleges, the University Scholar Program allows students to design and pursue an in-depth research or creative project and to craft an individualized plan of study that supports their intellectual interests during their final three semesters. Each student is mentored by an advisory committee of three faculty.
No more than 30 University Scholars are selected each year. Admission is based on an application submitted during the first semester of a student’s junior year. Applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary faculty committee that looks for innovative projects and academically rigorous course selection. Graduation as a University Scholar recognizes a student’s exceptional engagement in research and/or creative endeavors.
University Scholars have created toys to help autistic children learn, produced advances in stem cell research, invented processes for running campus buses on cooking oil, written travel and mystery novels, and much more.