January 13, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Penn IUR UURC Participants

Each year, Penn IUR hosts the Undergraduate Urban Research Colloquium (UURC), an innovative program that pairs faculty conducting urban-focused scholarship with exceptional undergraduates interested in developing research skills. Each UURC student-faculty team executes an original research project; collaborations have yielded publications in refereed journals, leveraged other research funding, and prepared undergraduates to pursue further original research.

This year, our student-faculty projects are:




Andrew Mondschein, PennDesign

Juan Visser, Urban Studies


Transit Oriented Development in the Washington Metro Area


Eugenie Birch, PennDesign

Alexandra Bendheim, Urban Studies

Smart City Initiatives

Bridgette Brawner, Nursing

Kelsey Liburd, Nursing

A Spatially-Based Approach To Understanding HIV/AIDS in Urban Environments

Domenic Vitiello, Penn Design

Jenny Chen, Economics

Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening in Chicago

Eric Schneider, Arts and Sciences

Taryn Williams, Urban Studies

Homicide in Philadelphia in 2012

Shahana Chattaraj, Wharton

Ellie Sun, Religious Studies

Informal Housing and Real Estate Markets in Mumbai

Carolyn Cannuscio, School of Medicine


Alyssa Bonnell, Public Health and Biology

Evaluation of the ArtWell Education Program.


Click here for more information on the UURC


Media Contact:

Deborah Lang
Communications Director

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