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  May 8, 2001

Master's Student Awarded
Survey Research Fellowship

Richard Grousset, a master's degree student, has been awarded the 2000-2001 I.A. Lewis Fellowship in Survey Research. The award is made at the Roper Center.

The fellowship was established in 1991 in honor of the late "Bud" Lewis, one of the most distinguished practitioners of public opinion research. At the time of this death in 1990, Lewis was director of polling for The Los Angeles Times.

The Lewis Fellowship is given each year to a UConn graduate student concentrating on public opinion and survey research, who has demonstrated excellence in research and who shows exceptional promise for academic and professional accomplishment.

Grousset has been an intern with the Roper Center, the world's largest archive of public opinion data, where he assisted data users with their research questions. He also served as a part-time research assistant for the Center for Survey Research and Analysis, the University's polling center.

"Rich has seamlessly merged the practice of survey research with a firm grasp on social science theory," says Richard Clark, director of the master of survey research program. "He exemplifies the standards we want our program to instill."

Grousset received a B.Sc. in communication from Cornell University in May 1998. He then became a research assistant with a Boulder, Colo.-based firm, National Research Center Inc., where he conducted local and state government surveys, and research for human service organizations.

After graduating later this month, he plans to pursue a career in marketing research or public policy evaluation.

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