NYU Shanghai celebrated student engagement in original, faculty-mentored research on November 6 with the Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Catch a glimpse of some of the 27 featured projects in disciplines spanning urban planning to psychology, computer science to chemistry, and don’t forget to vote for the best projects at researchsymposium.shanghai.nyu.edu ! Here, Vice Chancellor Jeff Lehman gets a primer in online gaming player ranking algorithms from Hailey Pang ’24. Andrew Lustig ’24 tells fellow students about his work with partner Momoe Nomoto ’24 testing whether a robot (named “Qilin” in honor of NYU Shanghai’s mascot) can more effectively help Chinese language learners than a virtual learning program. NYU Shanghai Provost Joanna Waley-Cohen speaks with Brandon Lin ’22 about his project examining the importance of perceived gender roles in Chinese college students’ decisions to seek help for depression. Student researchers studying remotely or currently based at other NYU Global Network campuses gave virtual presentations throughout the Symposium. Here, Chen Yumeng ’23 takes a question about her study analyzing whether spouses who share similar financial risk preferences have higher rates of marital satisfaction. Gustave Li ’25’s computational chemistry research evaluated the potential of different machine learning modelling process to identify new configurations for organic solar cell materials. Leslie Huang Sijia ’22 walks a Symposium attendee through a diagram of her findings, which analyze the links between relationship satisfaction, sexual dysfunction, and sexual satisfaction in both men and women. Shi Jiannan ’22 explains his research methodology to Symposium judges. Shi performed an ethnographic study of how vendors at Shanghai’s Yu Yuan wet market tried to reconstruct their businesses after being evicted during the market’s renovation. In their examination of the restoration and reconstruction of the city walls in Datong, Shanxi Province, which date back to the 4th century CE, Eric Li ’24, Pika Zhang ’24, Cissy Chen ’24, and Karen Li ’24 combined sociological and historical preservation methodologies to weigh the perspectives of city planners, area residents, and architectural historians. Leah Bian ’23 presents her and partner Jyoti Jin ’23’s series of four multimedia installations in Interactive Media Arts exploring the concept of “Four AM” in art and literature as a “witching hour” where time, space, and being become distorted in the gap between day and night.