Cornell has a long tradition of meaningful student-faculty research in the sciences. Faculty members approach these projects as mentors in a collaborative, educational process, generally working with no more than two students at a time. The Berry Center seeks to extend this strength to the areas of economics, business, and public policy and, to this end, has funded student summer research in the areas of public policy and economics. To obtain Berry Center support for student-faculty research, students need to complete an application and follow funding guidelines.
Chelsea Korpanty '11 researched the effects of policy on coral
Under the direction of Professor Ben Greenstein (Geology), Chelsea Korpanty analyzed both coral samples and local public policy enacted to conserve coral reefs on Curacao to determine whether efforts to conserve the modern reefs adjacent to Curacao have thus far been effective. Her meticulous research has shown that not only are the intended consequences of the legislation absent, the unintended consequences are detrimental to reef stability.
Undergraduate Research Experiences Previously Supported by the Berry Center
- Economic Research: Labor Markets of the Eighteenth Century East India Company
Research completed by Alison Scharmota under the direction of Professor Santhi Hejeebu (Economics and Business)
- Economic Research: Markets and Social Networks
Research completed by Huang Baiyang under the direction of Professor Santhi Hejeebu (Economics and Business)
- Public Policy Research: Judicial Responses to Human Rights Violations in Latin America
Research completed by Chris Stadler under the direction of Professor David Yaminishi (Politics)
Public Policy Research: An Oral History of Reproductive Policy in Iowa
Research completed by Kelly Siglin and Ariel Glasman under the direction of Professor Anne Busha (Psychology)
contact the Berry Center Associate Director.