Introducing the inaugural Experimental Humanities Fellows

CAS Students named inaugural Experimental Humanities Fellows

The CWRU College of Arts and Sciences has named nine first-year undergraduate students who comprise the inaugural cohort of Mandel Fellows in Experimental Humanities under the direction of program director Tim Beal (far right). Among them is Shreya Girish, whose curiosities lie at “the intersection of dissonance and dopamine,” as she wrote in her fellowship application.

“I love the freedom to not only explore a variety of interests but even combine them,” said Girish, who is majoring in systems biology and music, and minoring in computer science. “I’m really excited to see where this program goes—it’s a great opportunity to gain experience in multiple areas and learn from different perspectives.”

Girish’s path reflects an upward trend in students double majoring across the humanities and STEM fields. She and her cohort all bring different interests and strengths to the Experimental Humanities program, the core components of which include a new major in the field and funding support for research projects.

Learn more about the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Experimental Humanities initiative.

The students were selected from over 60 applicants and are (left to right):

- Amber Tilling-Richards
- Charlotte Hooker
- Aidan Bugayong
- Adriana Navarro
- Noah Medrano
- Sawyer Gourgey
- Michael Rinderle
- Shreya Girish
- Bhoomika Khatri

CAS Students named inaugural Experimental Humanities Fellows