Adrift in the Abstract

Stephen Sorokanich III (AS ’15) completed a Capstone in mathematics and physics and worked with Prof. Leonid Kovalev as his advisor. His Capstone is entitled, Geometry of Hilbert Space Frames. Stephen has a lot of advice for math students in Honors, so I’m going to turn the stage right over to him: While the scientist has a…

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Passion and Interest

Caroline Habjan (AS ’15) completed her Capstone in biotechnology with Dr. Robert Silverman and Christine Rydelek at SUNY Upstate acting as her advisors. The title of Caroline’s Capstone is Maternal Obesity and Incidence of Depression.  The study was conducted using a collaborative approach, combining retrospectively collected patient data from Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical Center.…

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To Bologna and Back

Carolyn Goldstein (VPM ’16) grew up playing the violin, so becoming a Violin Performance major seemed like the natural decision to make when it came time to declare. The requirements of the major seemed familiar. While the class requirements for Honors were also straight forward, there was a big unknown requirement … the Capstone. She could see…

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Poster Presenter Vanessa Reeves

Vanessa Reeves (AS ’15) attended the Bioarchaeological Northeast Regional Conference where she presented research she conducted with Lauren Hosek, Riding into Battle: An Early Medieval Mounted Warrior from the Czech Republic. The subject of their project is Individual 261a found in an excavation site in an early medieval cemetery in Libice nad Cidinou, in what is now…

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Congratulations, Alexis!

Alexis Pena (EC ’16) attended the National Biomedical and Behavioral Research Conference and was one of 17 students who received awards for engineering, physics, and mathematics research presented at the 2014 conference, held November 12-15 in San Antonio, Texas. ABRCMS, one of the largest professional conferences of its kind in the nation, is designed to encourage underrepresented minority…

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Creative Talent Continues

In 2009, Erin Mulvehill completed her Capstone entitled, The World Through Young Eyes: A Photo/Essay Exploration of How Children Perceive Their Environment in the Modern Day. Now five years later, her work is featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan and it’s getting a lot of attention. A recent Adweek article by Tim Nudd had this to…

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Advice to Illustrators

John McGowan (VPR ’14) created a one-artist anthology comic, consisting of the first chapter of a serialized story, The Turkey Avenger, a series of autobiographical comic strips, and a collection of developmental material from the two projects for his Capstone, “Millennial Rust.” His advice is sharp and to the point, just like his drawings. Start your…

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More Risk = Better Payoff

Sarah Carlson Cassell (VPD ’14) produced and performed in a full-length, two-act musical for her Capstone, “Bat Boy: The Musical”. The show is a high camp, oddball piece which is about exactly what it sounds like – a boy who is part bat. The musical is quirky, but her advice couldn’t be more straight forward. Your…

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Engineers, Take Heed

Stephen DeSalvo’s (EC 14) advice may seem even more sound when you learn that his Capstone was named the best project in the Natural Sciences category. As an engineering student, your Honors experience is sure to be unique in comparison to students from nearly all other backgrounds. The experience will be just as rewarding for…

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To All Engineers: I did it, and so can you!

Gianna M. Curcio’s (EC ’14) Capstone resides within the field of Aging and Rehabilitation Engineering. After surveying city sidewalks, family gatherings, and hospital waiting rooms, Gianna saw the abundant need for more effective mobility aids.  Gianna’s project sought to redesign the walker from both her mechanical engineering and sculptural perspectives. Her advice to begin before junior…

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