Congratulations to all our 2019 Award Winners!
Kyoko Amano, Lock Haven University
Timothy Nichols, University of Montana
Art L. Spisak, University of Iowa
Dr. Linda Frost, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lanita Addison, University of Central Arkansas
2019 Student of the Year
Molly Carrig, Creighton University
2019 Student of the Year
Reedhi Bamnelkar, Cleveland State University
Gabrielle Altenor, Newman University
Alana Castillo, Hillsborough Community College
Jireh Deng, California State University, Long Beach
Vanessa Giramata, Washington State University
Rachel Rudis, Shippensburg University
Alexis Hepburn, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - $5,000
Project Title: "Exploring Improvements of Miniaturized Hall Thrusters for Long Duration Satellite Missions"
Anisha Mittal, Fisk University - $5,000
Project Title: "Structural and Functional Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii Superoxide Dismutase B"
Louisa Sholar, Elon University - $5,000
Project Title: "Gender Justice and the Global Population Debate: A Case Study in Guyana"
Alejandra May, Purdue University - $1,000
Project Title: "The effect of climate change on the niche space of North American proboscideans."
Susan Naseri, University of Connecticut - $1,000
Project Title: "From War to Civilian Life: Evaluation of Integration Policies for Urban Refugees in Amman, Jordan"
Griffin Woods and Nancy Morrissey, South Florida State College, - $1,000
Project Title: "Cancer Research. Understanding the roles of transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ), signal transducers and transcription modulators of multiple signaling pathways (SMADS), bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-9), the type I TGFβ receptor Activin-Like Kinase 1 (ALK-1), endoglin, and activin A on cancer cells in blood vessel formation in endothelial tumor cell growth, and how these components could be manipulated to arrest metastatic pathways from developing."
Isis Garcia-Rodriguez, Suffolk University
Title: "Legal Status Effects on Parent-Child Relationships and Parent Well-Being"
Kennedy Dickson, University of Mississippi - Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
Title: "Cannabinoid Conundrum: A Study of Anti-Epileptic Efficacy and Drug Policy Abstract "
Max Nakamoto, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Title: "Relative Size Learning in Honeybees (Apis mellifera)"
1st: Salisbury University, The Saunterer
2nd: Iona College, The Pinnacle
Faculty/Administrator/Student - Print
1st: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Outlook Magazine
2nd: Georgia Southern University, Honors @ Georgia Southern
3rd: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CHP Annual
Student - Electronic
1st: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Newsletter
2nd: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Aggregate
3rd: University of Nebraska at Omaha, The Distinction
Faculty/Administrator/Student - Electronic
1st (tie): Bowling Green State University, The Scroll
1st (tie): Suffolk University, Honors Program Newsletter
3rd: University of North Carolina Greensboro, Navigator
2019 Faculty Poster Winners
Developing New Course Offerings:
Ken Thomas, Auburn University
"Auburn's K(no)w Poverty? Week of Service: From Student Affairs to Academic Affairs"
Revitalizing an Existing Course:
Samantha Jones, Brianna Ballard, and Reagan Harrington, University of Maine
"Of Hand and Mind: An Artist's Tools Applied to Honors"
Program Innovation (tie):
Teddi Deka, Missouri Western State University
"Degree Planning with Freshmen Honors Students to Improve Persistence and Progress"
Loree Crow, University of Northern Colorado
"Insights into Who is Most Likely to Withdraw from Our Honors Program"
2019 Student Posters: SPUR Awards
(Sloane Prize for Undergraduate Research)
Art & Visual Media:
1st: Kirstyn Harris, Augusta University
Arts & Humanities:
1st: Courtney Baldwin, Northeast Texas Community College
2nd: Elaine Brightman, Mississippi University for Women
3rd: Valentina Tardugno Poleo, Lone Star College System
Business, Engineering & Computer Science:
1st: Alex Craig, University of Texas at Tyler
2nd: Danae Lawrence, Augusta University
3rd: Sanjana Adepu, Augusta University
1st: Chryssabella Jones-Craig, Suffolk University
Education & Pedagogy:
1st: Noor Khalayleh, Youngstown State University
2nd: Dana Sherr and Emma Stark, Marist College
Environmental Sciences, Conservation, & Green Technology:
1st (tie): Keira Mull, Notre Dame of Maryland
1st (tie): Ebony Griffin, University of Texas at Tyler
3rd: Rebecca Conrad and Devon Popson, Ball State University
1st: Brooke Barton, Washington State University
2nd: Dohee Clara Kwon, Texas Women’s University
3rd: Samuel Alvarado, University of West Florida
Natural Sciences & Mathematics:
1st: Riley Juenemann, Tulane University
2nd: Syed Mehdi Husaini, Monmouth University
3rd: Austin Baggetta, Northeastern University
Social & Behavioral Sciences:
1st: Ava Michl, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2nd: Ryan Dunne, Arcadia University
3rd: Catherine Gable and Whatt Hinkle, Colorado School of Mines
1st: Kyla Scott, East Tennessee State University