We would like to share our impressions of the summer student expedition, which is held in the Kaluga region of Russia. Moscow campus of Higher School of Economics has been implementing the “Rediscovering Russia" program for several years, which funds student research expeditions to different regions of Russia on a competitive basis.
From the beginning of this academic year the Laboratory welcomes a new research intern – Marica Sharashenidze. She has recently earned her degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Marica majored in Sociology and minored in Medical studies. This year she came to the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science to conduct a research project focusing on second generation migrant students in Saint Petersburg schools. Marica found the Laboratory while looking for scientific papers on migrants and considered some of its English-language publications relevant. After that she asked D. A. Aleksandrov if there were opportunities to get a research internship in the Laboratory. We talked to Marica about how does it feel to be a sociologist in America and asked about her research plans in Russia.
From June 30 to July 6 the Web Science Summer School 2016 was held at the University of Koblenz (Germany). The event was dedicated to the Internet and social media studies. Alina Bakhitova, who is studying Sociology and Social Informatics, took part and shares her impressions of the event.