Webster Student Researchers, Professor Tamashiro Awarded ASIANetwork Freeman Fellowship Grant

| April 25, 2011

From the Office of the Provost:

Congratulations to professor Roy Tamashiro and five student researchers (Lena Clem, Kristen Paxton, Cory Schmidt, Rebecca Serfass, and Miranda Guiles), who have been awarded the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Grant.

The Webster team, one of 13 selected from a strong pool of applicants, will travel to Japan May 18. They will visit the Tokyo region and the Kansai region (Osaka and Kyoto) to conduct research on their chosen topic: “Japan’s Youth: Disaster and Rebuilding for a Common Future.”

The student research fellows will interview Japanese young adults about their views of their futures and the future of Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant crises. In their initial application, the team had proposed a different topic, but following the crises, they revised their research topic and design to focus on the impact of the tragedies on Japan’s youth.

Congratulations again to the students and Tamashiro as they represent Webster University and the ASIANetwork, a consortium of over 170 liberal arts colleges promoting Asian studies, in their travels to Japan. There will be a team orientation meeting Monday, May 16, with an opportunity for photos, interviews and additional information on the research project. Watch Webster Today for more information on this event.

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