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Caroline Staudenraus Receives Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship

Sociology major Caroline Staudenraus received a Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship this year for her honor's project, “Academic Preparation, Cosmopolitanism, and Self-Efficacy of Chinese International Students.”

Staudenraus has been working with Professor Eddy U and receiving guidance from Professor Bill McCarthy to study Chinese international students at UC Davis and measure their levels of depression, anxiety, stress, and self-efficacy—their belief in their ability to succeed in specific tasks or situations.

The Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship provides up to $1,800 to support independent creative or research projects of undergraduate students. Applicants send in proposals that are evaluated by each college’s awards committee on the basis of feasibility, academic preparation of the applicant student, quality of the proposal, and faculty support. Past projects supported by the fellowship include laboratory research, film production, fine arts performances, field studies, and more.

The fellowship is given out twice a year to students in every college. Staudenraus was one of six students in the College of Letters and Sciences to receive the award in fall 2016.