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My Magellan Story

The Magellan Scholar program was initiated in 2005 to enrich undergraduate students’ academic experiences with research in every discipline from science and math to music and art. These are just a few of the many stories of discovery that have been, and will be written thanks to Magellan.

Omar Ansari

Omar Ansari's Magellan Story

Omar Ansari worked with his mentor, Jenay Beer, to study the use of remote teleprescence "robots" in college classrooms to help students with disabilities attend classes they otherwise might not have been able to take.

Clayton Armstrong

Clayton Armstrong's Magellan Story

Clayton Armstrong used statistical analysis to investigate how US foreign aid, the World Bank and regional development banks decide hot to allot development assistance around the world.

Michael Englehart

Michael Englehart's Magellan Story

Michael Englehart credits his mentor, Dr. Shelley Smith, with helping him to develop a research project studying the ways traditional public housing and Section 8 public housing affect the experiences of residents.

Jory Fleming

Jory Fleming's Magellan Story

Jory Fleming sharpened his problem-solving skills in October 2015 as he worked to get around obstacles presented by the thousand-year flood that impacted the Midlands. 

Olivia Haley

Olivia Haley's Magellan Story

Olivia Haley traveled to La Victoria, Ecuador and worked on an interdisciplinary team to develop an irrigation system to help locals grow organic coffee sustainably.

Jerica Knox

Jerica Knox's Magellan Story

Jerica Knox worked with her mentor Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey on two projects supported by Magellan Programs as an undergraduate student at USC.

Tevfik Vatansever

Tevfik Vatansever's Magellan Story

Dance major Tevfik Vatansever used his Magellan Scholar award to travel to Istanbul, Turkey and compete in the Instanbul International Ballet Competition in the summer of 2014.


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