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MUSE 2010 – Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience

During the summer of 2010, 8 students collaborated with 6 faculty members in the School of Business, participating in TCNJ’s Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience Program. The 7 students pictured above presented their research findings at the MUSE banquet on July 29th.
Left to right: Andrea Ortu, Matthew Turner, Meaghan Vitale, Nicholas Falcone, Michael Okrend, Stephen Gadda and Joseph Gesualdo.

The MUSE Program allows undergraduate students to spend eight weeks in residence, conducting research or engaging in creative activity through collaboration with faculty. The program funds research stipends and on-campus housing for the students. MUSE includes a coordinated program of intellectual and social activities to build an exciting community of scholars that reaches across all academic disciplines. For more information about the MUSE Program, visit: MUSE.


Click on the links below to view the project descriptions:



Dr. Donka Mirtcheva, Andrea Ortu ’11 (political science), & Meaghan Vitale ’11 (economics): Food Stamps and Obesity: An Economic Perspective

Dr. Subarna Samanta and Daniel Japa ’12 (economics & management): House Prices and Its Impact on the Economy: A Cross-Country Analysis (on-going)


Finance and International Business

Dr. Susan Hume and Stephen Anthony Gadda ’11 (open options business): Changes in Microfinance after the Global Financial Meltdown: What Models Can Explain Performance

Dr. Linghui (Lynn) Tang and Michael Okrend ’12 (finance & international studies): Outward FDI from China to the United States: A historic comparison with Japan

Dr. Andrew Carver and Joseph Gesualdo ’11 (finance): An Options-Based Approach to Modeling Operational Flexibility



Dr. Susanna Monseau, Nicholas Falcone ’12 (economics) and Matthew Turner ’11 (finance): The Application of the Law to Social Media

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