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Congratulations to Matthew Wallace and Sam Lasky, winners of the 2012 Best Senior Thesis Awards! Matthew, a biology major, won the Phi Beta Kappa award for his thesis entitled Topographic and Patterned Axonal Projections in Control and Mutant Ephrin-B2 Mice Prior to the Onset of Hearing. Sam, an international affairs major, won the Phi Kappa Phi award for his thesis entitled Causes of US Humanitarian Intervention in the Post-Cold War Era. Both winners received a $250 cash prize.
Karen Corbett was recently named a Goldwater Scholarship recipient and Alisa Leavesly earned honorable mention. We congratulate them on this significant accomplishment. The applicant pool for this prestigious national scholarship is highly competitive, so we are extremely proud of Karen's and Alisa's success. (4-18-12)
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Kathryn Sinclair, a biotechnology major from the class of 2012, was awarded the Frank G. Brooks award for the best paper presentation at the district Tri-Beta convention. The judging was based on the degree of originality of the project, the organization of the report, the evidence of background knowledge of the project, and the clarity of the presentation. The award was created by the founder of Beta Beta Beta in order to recognize excellence in student research. The first place presenters from each district are eligible to present their research at the biennial national convention with a travel grant which covers most of the cost. That national convention this year is in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (4-18-12)
Student’s Research Challenges E-readers’ Claim - Leah Hartman Densmore, an honors psychology major, made some interesting discoveries concerning the speed with which people can read Nook texts versus paper or computer texts. These discoveries became the basis for her senior honors thesis as she worked with faculty mentor Dr. Jeffrey Andre. (3-16-12)