Capstone Research Conference
The University Honors Program holds its annual Capstone Research Conference each spring to celebrate the academic excellence of its graduating seniors by showcasing a select group of students and their Capstone projects.
Interested Honors seniors may apply in March to present their research at the conference. In general, 20 students are selected from the various schools and departments to present their Capstones during a 10-minute oral presentation. Another 20 students are selected to present their Capstones during the midday poster presentation period.
All students presenting at the Honors Capstone Research Conference – whether in the oral presentation or poster session – are eligible for the Capstone Research Conference Awards. A panel of judges at the conference selects six students to receive the Honors Capstone Research Conference Award and six students to receive Honorable Mentions.
2010 Honors Capstone Research Conference
Congratulations to this year's Capstone Conference Award winners and Honorable Mentions recipients.
The 2010 Capstone Research Conference Award recipients are:
- Aaron Barnard-Luce (SPA: Pol. Sci.) "Opting in or Staying Out: Comparative Institutionalization of Regime Opposition Groups and Its Effects on Mobilization Strategies"
Advisor: Prof. Todd Eisenstadt
- Sarah Brown (CAS: Wom. & Gen. Studies & SIS: Intl. Studies) "African Women's Movements: Toward a Feminist Conception of Security, Citizenship, and Nationhood"
Advisors: Prof. Susan Shepler and Prof. Gay Young
- Trent Buatte (SIS: Intl. Studies) "Space, Race, and the City:
How Marseille Survived the 2005 French Riots"
Advisor: Prof. Cathy Schneider
- William Flynn (CAS: Physics & Math.) "Effective 4- and Higher-Body Interactions of Neutral Bosons in Optical Lattices"
Advisor: Prof. Philip Johnson
- Abigail LaBella (CAS: Bio.) "Allometry and Insulin: The Insulin Receptor Pathway and Its Contribution to the Development of Allometry in Beetles"
Advisor: Prof. David Angelini
- Peggy Wu (SIS: Intl. Studies) "Ming Bai: Say Bye to Confusion,
Ni Hao to Understanding"
Advisor: Prof. Kylos Brannon
The 2010 Honorable Mentions recipients are:
- Morgan Halvorsen (SOC: Journ.) "'Keep Going':
An Honors Capstone Project"
Advisors: Prof. Javier Rivera and Prof. Cara Gabriel
- Meredith Jachowicz (CAS: Soc.) "Courage, Charm
and Compassion: Gender Roles in Newbery Medal Winning Books"
Advisor: Prof. Andrea Brenner
- Ryan Korn (SPA: Pol. Sci. & CLEG) "The Democracy Game:
A U.S. Presidential Elections Board Game and
Applied Literature Review"
Advisors: Prof. Benjamin Jensen and Prof. Peter Brusoe
- Tim Moore (CAS: Hist.) "The Disneyfication of Stone Mountain:
A Park's Response to Its Visitors"
Advisor: Prof. Robert Griffith
- Kate Pinkerton (CAS: Env. Studies) "Status of Seagrasses
as Indicators of Nutrient Pollution in Guam"
Advisor: Prof. Kiho Kim
- Greta Wicklund (SIS: Intl. Studies) "Parenting and Politics
from El Salvador: Empowered Belonging in the United States"
Advisor: Prof. Linda Lubrano
Click here to view the complete 2010 Honors Capstone Research Conference schedule.
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