Marina Fishman from Kathryn Crowther’s Disability, Access, and Inclusion Project Lab has won the Perimeter College STAR Award, in the category of “Student Scholar for Outstanding Research.”
Marina spent two semesters planning and carrying out her research interviewing individuals with autism and their family members. She was helped along the way by a group of other students from her Project Lab.
“Marina designed the research protocol, wrote the informed consent and the survey questions, and organized recruiting volunteers and finding space for the interviews,” said Dr. Crowther in response to her nomination. Her group was recently able to present their research at GSURC, GSU’s undergraduate research conference.
Without the option to stay in the Lab for more than one semester, Marina most likely would not have completed her research. Real, public-facing projects like hers take time to develop and fully execute. Students who know they can continue to earn credit for their project are encouraged to push those projects over the finish line. The extra time also lets students practice and improve on their particular skills, getting feedback along the way from faculty who get to know them.
Congrats to Marina for her outstanding work!