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PoliSci Students Receive Summer Program Scholarships

Marielena Dias, Giulia Venturini

Two graduate students from the Department of Political Science were awarded competitive scholarships to attend the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The summer program offers courses on a broad range of topics in the area of quantitative methods and political methodology, bringing together scholars in the social, behavioral and health sciences.

Marielena Dias is a third-year graduate student and recipient of the John A. Garcia Scholarship, an award sponsored by the Society for Political Methodology to support Summer Program participation by under-represented graduate students. The Garcia Scholarship is awarded to up to three Ph.D. students in programs across the country, and will allow Dias to take courses in Bayesian Methods and Hierarchical Linear Models.

Giulia Venturini is a first-year graduate student who was awarded the Scholarship for Political Science Research, which covers the program fees for two four-week sessions. She plans to take courses in advanced Game Theory, Machine Learning and Bayesian Methods in Ann Arbor this summer. Ventuurini is also receiving support from FSU’s Hilton Center, housed within the college, for travel and lodging while at the summer program.