Winston Family Honors Best Student Papers Award winners and their faculty mentors were honored at a luncheon in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland on May 2, 2014.

Pictures from the luncheon follow below. The awards were given to the following students (listed along with their professors):

Best Honors Essay

Sarah Blumberg
Dr. Sibbie O’Sullivan
“Kids These Days: The Troublesome Sexuality of the Child”
HONR238T The Body and Literature

Brandon Hurn
Dr. Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah
“So a Frog is Driving a Car: A Psycholinguistic Foray into Joke/Riddle Production”
HONR279M How Does the Brain Speak?

Best Honors Research Paper

Shimon Epstein
Dr. Henry C. Lucas, Jr.
“Drone Strikes in the War on Terror”
HONR269P Formulating US Science and Technology Policy

Priya Krishnan
Dr. Suheil Bushrui
“The Art of ‘Inter-Being’: Discovering Unity in Diversity in the Spiritual Traditions of the World”
HONR249W The Spiritual Heritage of the Human Race

Briana Kyne
Dr. Benjamin Rosenthal
“HIV-1 Latency: Potential Therapy Regimens and Implications of Reactivation”
HONR289A The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Infectious Disease

Jessica Liu
Dr. Sarah Croco
“A Sliding Scale: Nuclear Proliferation Among States”
GVPT409H International Security
Best Honors Thesis

Allison Arai
Dr. Ricardo C. Araneda
“β-adrenergic Receptors Regulate Mitral Cell Excitability in the Main Olfactory Bulb”
Honors Biology

Esther Louisa Robinson
Dr. Scott Kastner
“The Free Riders of Realism: Why Different Levels of American Government Have Divergent Attitudes Towards Chinese Investment in the United States”
Honors Government and Politics

Kelsey E. Woods
Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano
“Parent-Child Interaction Therapy-Emotion Development for Preschoolers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”
Honors Psychology