THE WINSTON FAMILY HONORS BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS 2016

The 2016 Winston Family Honors Best Student Paper Award winners and their faculty mentors were honored at a special luncheon in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland on April 29, 2016.

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

Best Honors Essay

Justin Buck
Thinking Outside the Cell: Rehabilitating America’s Youth
HONR248H From Willowbrook to Attica: Delinquency in the Context of Disability
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Peter E. Leone, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education

Bryce Hammond
Rhetorical Rivalry: An Analysis of Shannon Watts’s Effectiveness in “Did gun law loopholes enable Charleston and Chattanooga?”
ENGL101H Academic Writing
Faculty Mentor:  Ms. Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, Department of English

 

Best Honors Research Paper

Eric Jeney
The Failure of Password Expiration
HONR269P Formulating U.S. Science and Technology Policy
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Hank Lucas, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Geneva Kropper
‘Sizzling With Advocacy’: The Political Life of Barbara Mikulski
GVPT479H Seminar in American Politics: Political Ambition
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Frances Lee, Department of Government & Politics

Jacob Magid
Hyphenated-Israelism
HONR349F America and the Middle East
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Shibley Telhami, Department of Government & Politics

 

Best Honors Thesis

Shane Falcinelli
Toxicology and Drug Delivery Applications of Acyclic Cucurbit[n]uril-Type Molecular Containers
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Volker Briken, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

Jessica Liu
Is China Really Consistent? Empirical Analyses of China’s Behavior in the United Nations Security Council
Government & Politics Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Sarah E. Croco, Department of Government & Politics

Eric Zhou
Identification and Characterization of Small Molecule Allosteric Inhibitors of Alg44 Binding to Cyclic di-GMP in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Vincent T. Lee, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

 

Pictures from the 2016 Winston Awards Luncheon

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2016 Winston Award student winners with Roger and Karen Winston and Dr. Susan Dwyer, Executive Director of the Honors College

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Dr. Peter Leone, Justin Buck, Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), Bryce Hammond, Ms. Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), Dr. Hank Lucas, Eric Jeney, and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), Geneva Kropper, Dr. David Karol (attending in place of Dr. Frances Lee), and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), Jacob Magid, Dr. Shibley Telhami, and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), Shane Falcinelli, Dr. Todd Cooke (attending in place of Dr. Volker Briken), and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), Jessica Liu, Dr. Sarah E. Croco, and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Susan Dwyer (Honors College), Eric Zhou, Dr. Vincent T. Lee, and Dr. Traci Dula (Honors College)

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Dr. Peter Leone and Justin Buck

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Bryce Hammond and Ms. Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi

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Eric Jeney and Dr. Hank Lucas

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Dr. David Karol (attending in place of Dr. Frances Lee) and Geneva Kropper

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Jacob Magid and Dr. Shibley Telhami

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Dr. Todd Cooke (attending in place of Dr. Volker Briken) and Shane Falcinelli

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Jessica Liu and Dr. Sarah E. Croco

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Eric Zhou and Dr. Vincent T. Lee