This fall semester, a number of Honors students were recipients of competitive  awards to  fund for their research and creative projects. Twenty nine students were recipients of Crown Honors awards to fund their thesis projects, while six students received funding through the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects (SOURCE) for their pre-thesis projects.

Congratulations to all the award recipients!

Honors Crown Awards

Alec Rovensky

School of Architecture  

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Terra Dispositions

Faculty Mentor: Jean-François Bédard

Dhvani Doshi    

School of Architecture  

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Stray Home: Reclaiming Streets     

Faculty Mentor: Kyle Miller

Giovanna Veiga

School of Architecture  

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Informal Architecture: the Favela Typology

Faculty Mentor: Francisco Sanin

Kayleen O’Brien

School of Architecture  

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Olympic Gardens: After the Games

Faculty Mentor: Kristina Borrman   

Shauneil Williams

School of Architecture

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Postcolonial Condition of  Caribbean Architecture  

Faculty Mentor: Nina  Sharifi  

Tota Hunter      

School of Architecture  

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Political Economy of Wood: From Forest Territory to Building Material            

Faculty Mentor: Roger Hubeli 

Vasundhra Aggarwal     

School of Architecture  

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Latent Territories: Spatializing Information Networks

Faculty Mentor: Britt Eversole   

Amanda Paule  

College of Arts & Sciences/S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major(s): Magazine, News, and Digital Journalism/French and Francophone Studies

Project Title: Multimedia Journalism Documenting Transgender Military Policy and Experiences

Faculty Mentor: Melissa Chessher

Alexandra Nicole Santiago          

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major(s): Biology,  Psychology   

Project Topic: Aged-related differences in ECF glucose in the dorsal hippocampus and dorsolateral striatum during decision-making behaviors             

Faculty Mentor: Paul Gold  

Brielle Valenza 

College of Arts & Sciences

Major(s): Political Science, Psychology

Project Title: How Exposure to Political Satire Affects Political Cynicism and External Efficacy             

Faculty Mentor: Shana Gadarian

Bridget Essing   

College of Arts & Sciences          

Majors: Forensic Science, Biology

Project Title: Quantification of secondary transfer of touch DNA.

Faculty Mentor: Michael Marciano  

Claire Bandet

College of Arts & Sciences          

Majors: Biology; Environment, Sustainability, and Policy

Project Title: Microbial Associations and Nitrogen Fixation of Swtichgrass             

Faculty Mentor: Mark Ritchie   

Caleb Wertz      

College of Arts & Sciences          

Majors: English & Textual Studies           

Project Title:  Keywords for Abolition     

Faculty Mentor: Carol Fadda    

Danielle Llewellyn          

College of Arts & Sciences          

Majors: Sociology and Psychology           

Project Title: How the Dominant Racial Ideology in the U.S. Impacts Asian Transracial Adoptees’ Sense of Belonging and Exclusion 

Faculty Mentor: Gretchen Purser   

Dylan Gray        

College of Arts & Sciences          

Majors: Chemistry and Forensic Science              

Project Title: Synthesis of serotonergic probes via one-pot Stille-Heck coupling cascade             

Faculty Mentor: Rachel  Steinhardt  

Erisha Beckford

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders     

Project Title: Interpersonal and Romantic Connections Among Disabled Young Adults  

Faculty Mentor: Beth Myers    

Katherine Winebrake    

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major: Biology  

Project Title: Engineering Viral Proteins for Use as Immune Response Suppressors

Faculty Mentor: Rachel Steinhardt

Kaylie Klotz       
College of Arts & Sciences          

Major: Chemistry

Project Title: Measuring Activation Energy During Halide Exchange Reactions with CsPbBr3 Nanoparticles

Faculty Mentor: Mathew Maye 

Linzy Dineen     

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major(s): Forensic Science, Biology, Psychology 

Project Title:  Validating a DNA-Based Geolocation Database for Intelligence Applications     

Faculty Mentor: Michael Marciano        

Nicholas Sawyer             

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major(s): Biotechnology

Project Title: UBQLN 450C Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Analysis

 Faculty Mentor: Jennifer  Ross 

Rachel Behrent

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major(s): Biotechnology

Project Title: PUP-2 expression in the germ line of C. elegans      

Faculty Mentor: Eleanor Maine 

Ailla Bishop       

College of Engineering & Computer Science        

Major(s): Bioengineering            

Project Title: Tremor Characterization: Determining the Severity of Tremors Based on Motion           

Faculty Mentor: Doug (Pun To) Yung      

Emily Norris      

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics       

Major(s): Public Health 

Project Title: Bias in Stroke Care         

Faculty Mentor: Bhavneet Walia    

Megan Willkens

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics       

Major(s): Public Health and Policy Studies           

Project Title: Does malaria control with pyrethroids lead to cognitive deficits in pre-school aged children in sub-Saharan Africa? A case-control study.     

Faculty Mentor: David Larsen   

Daniel Loftus    

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major(s): Public Relations           

Project Title: Public Relations as a Component in Advocacy: The National Parks Service 

Faculty Mentor: Bradford Horn 

Kate Brennan   

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major(s): Newspaper & Online Journalism

Project Title: The Future of a Mountain 

Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Glass

Alana Barker     

College of Visual & Performing Arts        

Major(s):  Stage Management   

Project Title: Non-Visual Theatre: Telling Stories Through Sound         

Faculty Mentor: Don  Buschmann    

David Rauscher

College of Visual & Performing Arts        

Major(s): Music, Psychology      

Project Title:  A New Recording for the Soul        
Faculty Mentor: James Tapia    

Jack Thomas     

College of Visual & Performing Arts        

Major(s): Film   

Project Title: Synthetic Love       

Faculty Mentor: Alex Mendez    

SOURCE Grants

Julia Chou         

School of Architecture  

Major(s): Architecture  

Project Title: Constructing Representations      

Faculty Mentor: Lori Brown

Eva Englich        

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major(s): International Relations and Modern Foreign Languages             

Project Title: Integration of Syrian Refugees in Germany since 2015         

Faculty Mentor: Karina  von Tippelskirch

Miquon Jackson

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major(s): Philosophy     

Project Title: Socially-Distanced (But Socially Salient) e-Theater  

Faculty Mentor: Samuel Gorovitz

Morgan Storino

College of Arts & Sciences          

Major(s): Chemistry, Citizenship & Civic Engagement      

Project Title: Characterization of a viral phase-separating protein and its interaction with immune kinase TBK1

Faculty Mentor: Rachel Steinhardt

Katherine Gardner         

College of Engineering & Computer Science        

Major(s): Bioengineering            

Project Title: Lymph-ssage         

Faculty Mentor: Doug (Pun To) Yung

Mariana Perez Lugo       

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Major(s): Nutrition Science        

Project Title: Investigating the Role of Fish Oil on Paternal Obesity           

Faculty Mentor: Latha Ramalingam

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