Student Accomplishments: Year in Review

Rachel Kimbro

Prof. Rachel Kimbro's sociology class composes COVID-19 journal entries for Rice archives
Professor Rachel Kimbro’s Medical Sociology class partnered with the Woodson Research Center to document the unprecedented campus closure this spring. A journaling project that began as an impromptu lesson on the 1918 influenza pandemic captured 49 Rice students’ experiences as campus closed and they transitioned to remote learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cordy McJunkins

Social sciences student named Truman Scholar
Duncan College President Cordy McJunkins ’21, a triple major in psychology, economics and social policy analysis, was awarded the Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S. for those pursuing careers as leaders in public service.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Logo

National Science Foundation grants awarded to social sciences students and alumni
Yvonne Carrillo, sociology, Emily Jetmore, anthropology, and alumna Serena Brandler, psychology, were among the recipients of this year’s prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships provide three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period and target high-potential, early career scientists and engineers. Only 2,000 students of the more than 12,000 applicants across the country received this honor.