Chi Cheng, a Master of Arts in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) student, teamed up with Harris Assistant Professor Shaoda Wang. Cheng assisted in a project studying how livestreaming judicial trials affect court rulings, with environmental lawsuits as a case study. Cheng created datasets, literature reviews, and data visualization. He plans to pursue a doctoral degree in political economy after graduation.

“I learned how to combine information from different sources to conduct a comprehensive analysis.  The EPIC experience also enhanced my adaptability skills, which could be quite useful when conducting cutting-edge research. Technically, I learned the skills to deal with large-scale datasets, as well as data visualization. EPIC allowed me to learn about the challenges a researcher could face and prepare me for my future years of pursuing a PhD in a related field.”