Gcs Summer Enrichment Awards Page

Summer Enrichment Awards

All Greater China Scholars receive a Summer Enrichment Award (SEA) to support their research, service, international study or internship experience for one summer. The awards enable Greater China Scholars to discover their interests, develop their passions, enhance their leadership potential, and strengthen their commitment for a better society.

2018-19 Funded Projects

Chen, Connie

Service Project: Service project with Connie's Home on developing financial structures for a social enterprise
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chen, Connie

Program/Employer: Data Analyst Internship Program with Mission Asset Fund
Location: San Francisco, USA

Gao, Lingxiao

Program: German language learning with German Immersion Program
Location: Berlin, Germany

Lin, Yuxin

Research: Research on number theory with Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, USA

Qian, Jiaying

Research: Research at the Gila River watershed on integral ecology from the theological perspective
Location: Meza, Phoenix and Tempe, USA

Wang, Rachel

Program: Japanese language study with Hokkaido International Foundation
Location: Hakodate, Japan

Xu, Jonathan

Research: Independent research on urban planning, transportation, technology and human relations
Location: London, United Kingdom

Yin, Zhi'an

Program: ND International Berlin Summer Study Abroad
Location: Berlin, Germany

Zhang, Zhefan

Program/Employer: Internship at Bank of Ireland with Notre Dame Irish Internship Programme
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Student Testimonials

Gcs Summer Enrich Jiaying Qian

Jiaying Qian, a business analytics major, participated in an intensive summer Portuguese language program and conducted her independent research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She completed all coursework in Portuguese and further studied the Brazilian culture and social issues. Her research examined the potential of Brazil’s bamboo industry to enhance sustainable development and Brazil-China relations.

“The GCS program granted me the opportunity to explore my academic interest and to develop my research skills. Beyond the summer grant, I always feel supported and inspired by the GCS faculty and my peers - I am truly grateful for the mentorship and friendship I experienced in this community.”


Gcs Summer Enrich Xiangyu Ding

Xiangyu Dong, a computer science major, worked closely as a research assistant with Professor Danny Chen and his group on their medical image segmentation project. He especially worked on image labeling and implementing a fully convolutional network to enable accurate image segmentation with very few training data.

“Having the opportunity to engage in advanced researches in computer science is valuable to an undergraduate student. The experience helps me discern my interest in deep learning, especially its application of image segmentation, within the many possibilities of computer science. It motivates me to explore the field of medical imaging and find ways to help doctors make better, quicker and more personal decisions with the methods of deep learning. ”