Students paired with faculty on research projects through CURO research assistantships

Three Grady College students have been awarded Fall 2015 research assistantships from the UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO).

The CURO Assistantship Program, now in its second year, provides one-semester, non-renewable $1,000 stipends to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research. Grady College may award up to eight CURO assistantships this academic year.

The following Grady students have received CURO assistantships for Fall 2015:

•   Samuel Dickinson is a senior mass media arts major.  His research mentor is Itai Himelboim, associate professor of advertising. He is using social media analytics to study the Twitter conversation about vaccinations. 

•   Grace Donnelly is a senior journalism major. Her research mentor is Bart Wojdynski, assistant professor of journalism.  She is studying the effectiveness of different digital graphic design formats on users understating and decision making.  

•   Kendall Trammell is a senior digital and broadcast journalism major.  Her research mentor is also Wojdynski. She will be studying how multimedia elements affect media consumers’ engagement and interest in news stories on mobile devices.   

All student recipients of assistantships will present at the 2016 CURO Symposium, which will take place April 4-5 at The Classic Center.

Grady students interested in applying for future CURO research assistantships can contact Alison Alexander, senior associate dean for academic affairs, at For more details program, visit

Date: October 2, 2015
Author:  Stephanie Moreno,
Contact:  Alison Alexander,