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Gateway Study of Leadership (GSL)

The Gateway Study of Leadership is a student-led fellowship housed in the School of Social Sciences. The goal of the fellowship is to conduct an interview-based research project that looks for leadership themes and lessons as offered by faculty members of Rice University. The fellows also host leadership breakfasts, lectures and other events with prominent leaders from Rice University and beyond.

Benefits of Participating 

  • Learn practical methods for qualitative social science research. Fellows learn the necessary steps toward successfully preparing, conducting, transcribing, and analyzing interviews. These skills are essential for any future field research and are especially important for competitive, prestigious scholarships such as the Fulbright Scholarship.
  • Access to leaders. Fellows meet in private gatherings with guests of the program to discuss leadership topics and gain insights into the professional world.
  • A collection of excerpts from the faculty interviews will be published in the Turning Points series.

Invitation for Applications 

The GSL program is pleased to invite applications for undergraduate fellows. The program provides a unique opportunity to collaborate in a large-scale social scientific research enterprise and to engage leaders on campus. The selected fellows will meet on a weekly basis as part of SOSC 322 – Gateway Study of Leadership to learn the essentials of undertaking an interview-based academic project, presenting findings and ideas. Additionally, breakfasts with distinguished guests will be scheduled throughout the semester.  

Application Process 

Submit application (click here for the application) and resume to Associate Dean Ipek Martinez (ipek@rice.edu) no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 29th, 2014.  Up to 15 students will be selected for the 2014-2015 academic year.

2014-2015 GSL Team

Co-Directors

 Nitin Agrawal 14
 
Cathy Hu
 
Tanya Rajan 
 
Nitin Agrawal
Junior
Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Policy Studies
Cathy Hu
Junior
Economics, Sociology
Tanya Rajan
Junior
Economics, Cognitive Science, Global Health Technologies

Fellows

Thomas Bennett 
 
 Mary Charlotte Carroll  Sai Chilakapati 14
 
Thomas Bennett
Junior
Economics
Mary Charlotte Carroll
Senior Fellow
Junior
History, Political Science

 
Sai Chilakapati
Senior Fellow
Sophomore
Bioengineering, Global Health Technologies
Adam Cleland 
 
Hanna Downing   Brad Hamilton 
Adam Cleland
Sophomore
Mathematical Economic Analysis, Managerial Studies
Hanna Downing
Sophomore
Asian Studies, Policy Studies, Business Minor

 
Bradley Hamilton
Freshman
Mathematical Economic Analysis, Managerial Studies
 Aaron Huang
 
Elisabeth Kalomeris  Amber Lo
 
Aaron Huang
Freshman
Economics, Policy Studies
Elisabeth Kalomeris
Freshman
Social Sciences

 
Amber Lo
Sophomore
Economics, Political Science
Matthew McGee 
 
Neeti Mehta Web  Giray Oszeker 
Matthew McGee
Junior
English
Neeti Mehta
Junior
Cognitive Science, Psychology
Giray Ozseker
Senior Fellow
Sophomore
Economics

 
Kevin Pang  Sevita Rama Web  Rebecca Satterfield 
Kevin Pang
Freshman
Economics
Sevita Rama
Senior
Cognitive Science, Policy Studies

 
Rebecca Satterfield
Senior
Political Science
Andrew Ta 14
 
Teji Veerati  Bridget Young 
Andrew Ta
Senior Fellow
Junior
Bioengineering
Tejaswi Veerati
Sophomore
Bioengineering
Bridget Youngs
Freshman
Mathematical Economic Analysis, Neuroscience

Program Archives

2013-2014 GSL Team Information 

2012-2013 GSL Team Information 

2011-2012 GSL Team Information 

Turning Points Series

Turning Points Series
The Turning Points series is now available for viewing at the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library and online at http://turningpoints.rice.edu.

Reports

GSL 2011-2012 Overview    20122013Overview