This year, three graduate students with ties to the UW–Madison School of Education have received Global Health Institute awards and grants.
Niu Yanzhuo, a graduate student with the Department of Educational Psychology, received a Graduate Student Research Award for her project, “Magic Mirror, Magic Mirror, Am I Attractive: The Effect of Auto-Beauty Filters on College Female Students’ Self-Evaluation.” Yanzhuo will focus on how exposure to enhanced image of self would influence one’s evaluation of self, based on research linking selfie-editing to behaviors with body dissatisfaction.
“Interpretation of Covariation Data: The Influence of Symmetry of Variables,” a project from Rui Meng, a graduate student with Department of Educational Psychology, received a Graduate Student Research Award. Meng’s research explores the difficulty interpreting covariation data, which constrains medical decision making.
Ngonidzashe Mpofu, a graduate student with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, has also received a Graduate Student Research Award. Mpofu’s project is titled “A Pilot Study: Closing the Rehabilitation Service Utilization Gaps of New Zealand’s (Aotearora) Maori People.” Mpfou’s research project addresses the lack of research regarding cultural- and needs-informed strategies that rehabilitation service providers can use to close the service utilization gap for the Maori that currently exists.
Read the news release here.