Tribute to Van Symons, Augustana College


On behalf of all your colleagues and friends at ASIANetwork, thank you very much for all you have done for the consortium. You have served ASIANetwork for almost 20 years – as an active member, Board member, Board Chair, Executive Director, then Director of the Freeman-funded Student Faculty Fellows program. Your selflessness and dedication are […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program


The summer 2014 ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program was the sixteenth funded by the Freeman Foundation to support collaborative undergraduate research in East and Southeast Asia. Over $307,000 was allocated to thirteen faculty mentors and forty students in three teams led by a single mentor and five teams led by two mentors. They conducted research […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Augustana College (Illinois)

Aubrey Waddick attending an international workshop organized by the International Council on Clean Transportation

Mentors: David Dehnel and Xiaowen Zhang, Political Science Students: Mason Broxham ’14, Emma Cox ’16, Anh Hoang ’14, Peter Siepiora ’16, Aubrey Waddick ‘16 Emerging Concern over Urban Air Pollution in China: Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society The research group from Augustana College spent three weeks in Beijing conducting research on urban air pollution […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Belmont University

ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows at Beijing University Institute of Cultural Industries. National Research Base for Cultural Industries Innovation and Development, Ministry of Culture of China

Mentor: Qingjun Li, Foreign Languages Students: Anna Croghan ’16, Samantha Hubner ’16, Joseph Minga ’16, John Pino ‘15 Commodification of China’s New Cultural Industry Project Abstract The Belmont University research group visited five different cities (Beijing, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Hengdian, and Wuhan) across China and investigated a number of signature cultural industry products in these locations […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Beloit College


Mentor: Diep Phan, Economics Students: Margaret Cress ’15, Jon Hammon ’15, Hilary Walker, ’15, Wenxin Xu ’15 Community Tourism and Sustainable Development in Mai Chau, Vietnam Project Abstract The Beloit research group spent five weeks in Vietnam, mostly in Mai Chau, studying community-based tourism (CBT) and sustainable development. Mai Chau is a rural village in […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Benedictine University

Benedictine Group

Mentors: Steven Day (Chinese) and Cheryl Heinz (Biological Sciences) Students: Elizabeth Do ’14, Bichnu Le ’14, Firdous Moin ’15, Kyle Turcic ’14, Sivaranjini Velanthottukoottale ‘14 Insect Pollinators in China: Survey of the Main Characters and Exploration of Floral Cues Project website: Project Abstract The Benedictine University group project addresses a worldwide concern about the […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Chatham University


Mentors: Karen Kingsbury (International Studies) and Charlotte Lott (Business and Entrepreneurship) Students: Chloe Bell ’16, Diana Cabrera ’17, Ashley Henry ’14, Kristina Hruska ’16, Sook Yee Leung ’14, Rachel McNorton ‘14 Creative Entrepreneurialism, Relationship Networks, and Family Dynamics: A Study of Women-Led Hospitality Businesses in Regional Hubs of Taiwan This research investigates the establishment and […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Davidson College


Mentors: Eriberto P. Lozada Jr. (Anthropology) and Jeff Mittelstadt (Sustainability) Students: Thomas DeMarzo ’17, Antonia Giles ’16, Karen Xiaoyun Liu, 14, John Michael Murphy ’16, Lucy Sexton ’16, Elizabeth Stevens ‘16 Sustainable Patterns of Food Production and Consumption in China Although for over a decade, an annual growth in GDP of just under 10% has […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Monmouth College

monmouth college

Mentor: James Godde, Biology Students: Theo Bloom ’16, Maxwell Holle ’15, Kaitlyn Miller ’15, Alanna Trettin ‘16 Use of Low-Cost Methods to Gauge the Biodiversity of Logged vs. Unlogged Rainforests in Borneo The Monmouth group of researchers plans to spend almost four weeks on the island of Borneo studying the impact of deforestation on three […]

2014 Student-Faculty Fellows Program: Washington and Jefferson College


Mentors: Robert East (Environmental Studies and Biology) and Yongsheng Wang (Economics) Students: Naomi Bick ’16, Conor Crowe ’15, Hannah Hill ’16, Jake Meyers ‘15, Emma Russell ’16, Maxwell Thomas ‘15 The Green Practices of Automakers in China and Japan China and Japan account for almost 36% of total production of automobiles in the world, and […]