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.

2019-20 Funded Projects

During COVID-19, more than 75% of the Greater China Scholars are engaged in virtual or in-person research projects, services, courses and internships resiliently. Below is a list of student projects sponsored by the GCS summer enrichment awards:

Name Project
 Liao, Xinqi  ND Summer Virtual Course “Elements of Computing”
Online German Course “Blended Learning” with Goethe-Institut in Munich
 Pan, Runjie   ND Summer Virtual Courses:” Intermediate Probability”; “Love and Death”; “System and Technology: R Programming”
 Wei, Tiantian    ND Summer Virtual Course “Calculus III”
 Wu, Kangxin  Research on renovation and extension of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden
 Ying, Natalie Administrative Service Internship at the government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
 Zeng, Ziyu ND Summer Virtual Course “Tumor Cell Biology ”
 Zhu, Hanjing ND Summer Virtual Course “Data Structures”

2018-19 Funded Projects

Name Project / Program / Research
 Chen, Connie  Project: Service project with Connie's Home on developing financial structures for a social enterprise; Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program: Data Analyst Internship Program with Mission Asset Fund; San Francisco, USA
 Gao, Lingxiao Program: German language learning with German Immersion Program; Berlin, Germany
 Lin, Yuxin Research: Research on number theory with Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), University of Chicago; Chicago, USA
 Qian, Jiaying Research: Research at the Gila River watershed on integral ecology from the theological perspective; Meza, Phoenix, and Tempe, USA
 Wang, Rachel  Program: Japanese language study with Hokkaido International Foundation; Hakodate, Japan
 Xu, Jonathan Research: Independent research on urban planning, transportation, technology and human relations; London, United Kingdom
 Yin, Zhi'an Program: ND International Berlin Summer Study Abroad; Berlin, Germany
 Zhang, Zhefan  Program/Employer: Internship at Bank of Ireland with Notre Dame Irish Internship Programme; 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. ”