Lundin Fellowship allows selected Honors students to spend the summer in Marquette for research opportunities

Sarah Lauinger, Senior Art and Design Honors Student from Holly, Michigan, is one of four recipients of the 2014 Rich and Anna Lundin Summer Research Fellowship.  This $5,000 award provides Honors Students with the unique opportunity to spend a summer in Marquette while pursuing a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Sarah Lauinger
“As an art major, one doesn't necessarily consider working on their art as research," Sarah explained.  "However, after being encouraged by my friends in the Honors Program to apply for the Lundin Fellowship, I decided to go for it.  Now, I am spending my summer in Marquette, enjoying the scenery and happenings as well as doing what I love best, making art.  My research, more so a creative work, focuses on replicating realistic textures in a computer environment.  In short, I am working on creating a miniature, animated forest scene.  This project gives me a chance to better my skills and learn more about the field I am going into (animation), as well as giving me an edge with my newfound knowledge as I start my fourth and final year at NMU.  I ultimately plan to go to graduate school and one day work for a company such as Pixar, Blue Sky Studios, or Dreamworks to be a part of making movies that inspire people of all ages to think creatively and dream.  I want to thank the Lundin family for giving me this generous opportunity to learn and grow toward my goal.”
The Lundin Fellowship is open to Honors students enrolled in upper-level coursework, commonly in the summer prior to entering their final year as an undergraduate student.
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