Can a comic book offer insight into American society?

History major Erin Budrow ’20 thinks so. She’s one of more than 80 Puget Sound students who received funding to complete summer research projects in the sciences and humanities.

Each summer, dozens of Puget Sound students take to local labs, lakes, and libraries to participate in summer research projects that give them their first real research experiences in the field. All of them receive funding through a rigorous and comprehensive application process that requires them to work with a professor to select a subject that interests them, take a class to learn how to write a competitive proposal, and submit the proposal for review by a panel of faculty members.

Once the project is chosen for funding, students receive up to $3,750 to support their research efforts over the course of at least 10 weeks. The project culminates with a poster presentation at the annual Fall Student Research Poster Symposium.

Watch the video below to learn more about Erin’s project.