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EACH HUGO MENTORSHIP COMBINES AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT WITH EXPERT-GUIDED STUDY

Every project is unique, reflecting the students' specific learning objectives and interests. Final projects range from college-level research papers to product prototypes.
ALL CATEGORIES

Mentorships in the social sciences turn a critical eye towards our cultural institutions, their structures and foundations to better understand how they function and influence those who live within them. This encompasses the "soft sciences" of political science, public health, economics, psychology, sociology, linguistics, anthropology and more. Through a social science mentorship, students who are drawn to gaining deeper insights into the world around us can turn an academic lens onto the questions that intrigue them, using research to develop and propose concrete solutions.

Sample projects

Policy memo for congressional representative that supports implementing Stepping Up, an initiative to reduce the number of mentally ill people in jails, within Richmond County.

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Psychology
Psychology
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Social emotional learning (SEL) after school program curriculum for Kindergarteners, with accompanying informational website to teach parents and teachers how to support kids with social emotional learning tools at home and in the classroom

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Psychology
Psychology
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Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
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Education
Education
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A policy recommendation targeting Egyptian universities to increase gender parity, based on research of Egyptian women’s experience of sexual violence, workplace harassment and discrimination and the nation’s growing #MeToo movement

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Global Affairs
Global Affairs
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Gender Studies
Gender Studies
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Academic paper comparing the 2014 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

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Global Health
Global Health
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Public Health
Public Health
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medicine
medicine
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Website on body positivity offering resources for schools looking to add body image literacy to their health curricula

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Psychology
Psychology
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Education
Education
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Policy memo for a US Congressperson based on cutting-edge environmental science research that addresses key environmental needs of their district, including natural disasters, transportation and food supply.

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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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Food Systems
Food Systems
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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An economic analysis of cryptocurrency's potential to provide economic relief to citizens of Venezuela and other oppressive authoritarian regimes

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Economics
Economics
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Political Science
Political Science
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Historical deep-dive into the work of Jane Adams, a pioneer of the Settlement House movement and modern philanthropic work

Phone app that uses principles of emotional intelligence to help teenagers achieve more positive emotional states, impacting both their well-being and academic performance

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Computer Science
Computer Science
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Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
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School-based curriculum for suicide prevention using interventions identified as “best practices” in academic literature

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Psychology
Psychology
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Education
Education
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