Each year, the program offers a small number of stipends to allow some URAP apprentices to continue work on their mentors' research projects over the summer. To be eligible, students must have been working with the same mentor for at least two semesters. Mentors nominate their students. These stipends are generously supported by a number of private donors.

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Exploration into the Emergence of Word Meanings

Summer 2017

Christian Ramiro : Cognitive Science

Mentor: Mahesh Srinivasan, Psychology

Our project's overarching focus is to detect changes in how we use our lexicon to convey meaning. A previous project touched heavily on how meaning "evolves" for a word over the whole course of its existence (up to Old English!). This summer we are looking into how word meaning changes or transfers during the development of children.

Message to Sponsor:

I am thankful for the opportunity provided to me by my mentors and URAP because it allows me to feel like I'm contributing to something big while still learning as an undergraduate.