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Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.

January 17, 2012

Written by C.N.

Online Survey: Asian Americans Applying to College

Below is an announcement about a research project and online survey in need of Asian American respondents. Usually, I add a disclaimer that the announcement is provided for informational purposes only and does not necessarily imply an endorsement of the research project. However, in this case, the researcher (Oiyan Poon) is a friend and colleague of mine and I have no doubt that her research will be an important contribution to understanding the Asian American community in more detail. I hope you will take a few minutes to participate in her survey.


My name is Oiyan Poon, and I am a research fellow at the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I am currently conducting a research study to better understand how 1.5 and second generation Asian Americans (those who immigrated to the U.S. at age 12 or younger, or who were born in the U.S.) are informed about applying to and enrolling in post-secondary education. The project seeks to inform practice, policies, and future research on Asian Americans, inequalities, and college access.

This study is being supported by a research grant from the UMass Boston Asian American Student Success Program, which is funded through a U.S. Department of Education Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant.

Asian Americans in higher education © Rachel Frank/Corbis

In order to participate in the study, you must:

  1. Be between the ages of 18 and 23
  2. Not be enrolled in high school
  3. Self-identify as a 1.5 OR 2nd generation Asian American
    1. 1.5 generation: Identify as an Asian American who immigrated to the U.S. before the age of 12
    2. 2nd generation: Identify as an Asian American who was born in the U.S. to at least one Asian immigrant parent

Participants who complete the survey will have the option to enter a raffle to win one of 5 cash gift cards worth $25 each. Please cut and paste or click on this link: to begin the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or by phone at 617.682.0831.

Oiyan Poon, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Institute for Asian American Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston

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