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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

Review article on the effects of airborne microplastics on human health, which was published in the Young Scientists Journal

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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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Academic review paper of the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which covered the history of the disease, animal models in CTE testing, modern CTE pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

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Neuroscience
Neuroscience
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Sports
Sports
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Photojournalistic project documenting quarantine and family life during the summer of 2020

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Photography
Photography
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Journalism
Journalism
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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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Comparative analysis of five different social justice-oriented theatre groups, assessing their diversity and effectiveness

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Theatre
Theatre
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Social Justice
Social Justice
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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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Original advocacy proposal that reimagines campus food banks to address rising food insecurity in university settings

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Food Systems
Food Systems
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Public Health
Public Health
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Social Justice
Social Justice
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Analysis of how statues' significance has changed since ancient history, assessing how shifting public values impacts the monuments we maintain or tear down.

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Art History
Art History
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Social Justice
Social Justice
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Historical analysis of dance's evolution in the United States, and how "American dance" embodies the ideals of freedom and democracy.

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Dance
Dance
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History
History
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Academic paper investigating the role of nationalism in sustaining the Palestine/Israel conflict.

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Middle Eastern Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
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History
History
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Global Affairs
Global Affairs
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Calculated the image lensed by a black hole through Python, given a source image and known black hole parameters

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Astronomy
Astronomy
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Data Science
Data Science
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Complete production of an original, full-length composition, complete with melody, harmony, and beats.

Original magazine about sustainable fashion, featuring articles on the industry's ethical and ecological issues and a unique research-based sustainability rating scale for fashion retailers.

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Journalism
Journalism
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Fashion
Fashion
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A completed CAD model, finished prototype and report for an electric vehicle designed by the student

Application of machine learning algorithm and Python to predict song genres using raw data from Spotify

A virtual gallery exhibition juxtaposing several works of antiquity and images representing antiquity with images that point to Classics' persistence today.

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Classics
Classics
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Art History
Art History
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Business model and pitch deck for a youth athletic academy that would bring tennis to underserved communities

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Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
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Social Justice
Social Justice
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Sports
Sports
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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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Research paper analyzing three startups' impact and effectiveness in addressing women's’ issues of affordable feminine hygiene products and eliminating the “pink” tax.

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Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
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Global Health
Global Health
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An original article analyzing startups in the autonomous delivery space, assessing how the actions these businesses took during the pandemic will contribute to their success.

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Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
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Measuring the efficacy of a new nonprofit program establishing solar power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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Data Science
Data Science
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Foldable solar cell that was designed using mathematical principles of symplectic geometry through origami

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

High-level translation of Seneca’s Thyestes from the original Latin to English with annotations and analysis

Prototype for a new football helmet to better prevent concussions designed with a neuroscientist at a top research university

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Neuroscience
Neuroscience
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Sports
Sports
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Engineering
Engineering
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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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An innovative intermittent renewable energy grid for Caribbean islands impacted by climate change that relies on solar and wind power and can withstand a Category 5 hurricane

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Engineering
Engineering
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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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Original website sharing historical, political and economical information on the global refugee crisis with resources encouraging advocacy

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Global Affairs
Global Affairs
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History
History
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Political Science
Political Science
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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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A computer model of the transit light curve of exoplanet WASP-18b created through Python

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Astronomy
Astronomy
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Computer Science
Computer Science
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Transmedia project focused on Holocaust remembrance using personal narratives and photojournalism to record survivor testimonials

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History
History
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Journalism
Journalism
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Photography
Photography
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