In 2018 groups of youth researchers from Penn State, Philadelphia, and State College conducted research of their choosing on the issues that they saw as important to themselves, their communities, and to social justice.

Philadelphia Youth Researchers: Police Perceptions of the Community---Community Perceptions of the Police

Research Team: DeShawn Douglas, Joshanae Montgomery, Keyana Thomas, Ceyana Thomas, Kevin Johnson, Starsheya Taylor, Kim Bryan

Self-Described Identities of Penn State Students

Research Team: Anna Zuckerman, Scout Cheeks, David Spiller, Khongorzul Lkhagvarsuren, Cara Thompson, Kylie Doran, Faith Gongaware, Erin Baumgartner, Julia Ramirez

Penn State Female Student’s Experiences with Empowerment

Research Team: Toluwanimi Segun, Afrah Alrusheidi, Evann Specht, Zack Fernandez, Allison Amendola, Laura Guay, Sarah Hodes, Andrah Soto Estela, Noelia Ortiz-Landazabal

Food Insecurity among College Students on Campus

Research Team: Derek Menges, Sharan Singh, Brady Press, Caroline Kaschak, Amelia Thomas, Dustin Mintzer, Kate Sweeney, Jarrett Lewis, Brandon Essex, Elijah Armstrong

Knowledge and Perceptions of Environmental Sustainability Programs on Campus

Research Team: Aya Kaissi, Lydia Carey, Srishti Ponnala, Lorenzo Hernandez, Aniyah Nelson, Fanny Frias Brito, Joanna Wolf, Tzu-Ling Hung, Bruce Gashirabake, Oluwajuwon Jolapamo

A Study on Food Insecurity on the Penn State Campus

Research Team: Neel Mehta, Noah Musto, Andrew Hanna, Sienna Baker Emma Domico, Katherine Wenner, Clarisse Solis, Emily Kiver, Lucille Laubenstein, Divya Jain

State College High School Research: The Social Impact of Alcohol

Research Team: Isabel Morello, Katie Spearly, Heejung Koo, Lamisse Hamouda, Patrick Jones-O'Brien, Aja Kukic-Bartoo

International Students and Their First Right to Free Speech

Research Team: Natalie Faulds, Nusheena Parvizi, Simrandeep Chahal, Kelsey Bell, Sophia Wertz, Melissa Mendoza, Kimberly Hernandez-Campos

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