We are pleased to announce that Camila Vargas Restrepo has won the 2017-2018 Jerome S. Bruner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Camila will be completing her Visual Media Studies/Psychology Interdepartmental Major in May. She plans to work for a year before beginning graduate work to study the cognitive processes behind data visualization.
Camila arrived at Duke with interests in psychology, neuroscience, art, and graphic design, and has been able to design a program of study that draws from all of these interests. At present she is completing a thesis on the social impact of energy monitoring technologies through Visual Media Studies, as well as two projects in the lab of P&N faculty Elizabeth Marsh (one on understanding how curiosity arises, and the other on how graphs can mislead). She is excited by the interdisciplinary nature of her research in both departments.
Camila sees her interests in research as stemming from her lifelong high levels of curiosity, and says that there is nothing that she doesn’t like about her work. Congratulations to Camila on this well-deserved honor!
The Jerome S. Bruner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research recognizes an undergraduate in their senior year at Duke for his/her excellence in research activities, intellectual
curiosity, and future potential for scholarly activity. Eligible applicants will be engaged in research, either as part of the Psychology major or under the supervision of a primary faculty member in Psychology and Neuroscience.