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David Vo

3rd Place

Science, Engineering & Math, 2022

This became one of my most rewarding experiences at UC Davis, and I gained an increased confidence in myself as a writer and a secondary researcher.

David Vo

Surviving the Cold: How Circumpolar Peoples Have Adapted to the Extreme Conditions of the Arctic

Research paper for ENT 199: Human Hibernation Writing Project — Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates

Read David’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Vo synthesizes the current literature on how circumpolar peoples — from Neanderthals to modern Inuit communities — have adapted biologically and culturally to survive extreme cold. Vo’s analysis, which draws on 35 primary and secondary sources, lays a foundation for future research on the potential for human hibernation.

In Their Own Words

Read David’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.