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Episode 2: Thomas Shao, Observational Learning

Thomas Shao discusses his Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) grant project: studying the observational behavior of mice in Dr. Etan Markus’s psychology lab. He also reviews his application process for SURF, a summer award available for all UConn students.


Thomas Shao – Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) grant recipient

For those interested in becoming involved in SURF or have any questions, contact Thomas at

Agents of Change delves into the accessible resources around UConn’s campus that facilitate leadership. A diverse pool of candidates is interviewed to provide their unique stories of research on and off-campus. These students elaborate on frequently neglected factors of their journeys: inspirations, hindrances, and catalyzed leadership.

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