Hannah Mok

The Cupertino Bubble: Technological, Cultural, and Social Influences on Student Attitudes Toward Education

Mentor: Ljiljana Coklin

Final Project

This research project is a case study on my hometown, Cupertino, CA, to investigate its microculture, or “bubble”, born out of an Asian ethnic enclave, tech boom, and the American Dream. Cupertino’s “bubble” creates a specially curated environment for examining how different cultural contexts will interact with each other, aggregately influence attitudes on higher education, and produce consequences from the amplified pressures to succeed.

Here is the poster and presentation for this project.