Four Illinois College undergraduates recently presented work supported by a LIASE grant at the 2019 ASIANetwork conference. Their projects included student-faculty research in biology and international studies, research abroad in Japan, and an immersive language-study & internship. Their experiences provided valuable research and professional skills as well as greater understanding of other disciplines and cultures.
ASIANetwork is a consortium of 170 liberal arts colleges that promotes Asian studies.
The presentations by students covered research and internships completed in the summer of 2018 and funded through a grant from the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE).
Student presenters from Illinois College were Lauren Leischner ’21 and Arianna McGuire ’21, who completed student-faculty research in biology and international studies; Yuhua (Andy) Li ’19, who participated in the Research Abroad Program working with Dr. Haruyuki Kojima at Kanazawa University; and Akua Biaa Adu ’20, who studied Japanese for five weeks at Ritsumeikan University and completed an internship in Tokyo with the nonprofit Safecast.