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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Short, Sweet, and On Point

Amanda Canavatchel (AS 14) has only a few words of advice, but don’t be fooled, every one is crucial: Rome was not built in a day, and neither will your capstone be. This is such a wonderful learning experience, and it can be even more wonderful if you work at it a little bit every…

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Confounding Moments

In order to complete her Capstone, “Bidirectional Influence of Epinephrine on Hippocampal LTP via β-Adrenergic Receptors”, Georgia Christine Buscaglia (AS ’14) spent countless hours in the lab. Scientific research has its own unique challenges, and Georgia has some suggestions for how to stay the course when the course seems to evade you. Having been working…

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Topic Choice and Timing is Everything

Emma Van Wagenberg (MG ’14) was a finance major with a political science minor. She combined her interests in an interdisciplinary Capstone entitled, “The Nature of Lessons Learned from Argentina’s 2001 Financial Crisis”. Her advice to select a topic that plays to your interests and strengths is well worth heeding. My best advice for future Honors…

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Passion Leads to Accomplishment

Mariann Yip (PC ’14) drew upon the knowledge she gained in her psychology minor when she created her Capstone, “Researching Campaign Materials for Ellie Mia Boutique”. Mariann tested the public relations campaign materials created for the Marshall Street fashion boutique, Ellie Mia. Her advice to you echoes that of many other Honors alums: start early,…

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Time, It's Not What It Seems…

Michael Roger’s warning will hopefully be more persuasive to you than any from the over 30 crowd: At some point, your Honors Capstone advisor is going to tell you to begin your project earlier than you think you need to. You will say to yourself, “That sounds like a lot of time, I don’t have…

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No Need to Sail on Nightmare Ship!

Amanda Michelson (PC 14) has important advice to share about making the best use of what you have, *including time*: The greatest piece of advice that I can give to Honors students is to know how to leverage resources. There are so many people on campus, especially professors, who are willing to take the time…

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Every Aspect of Your Daily Life

Shyneice C. Porter (AS/PC ’14) echoes the advice you are hopefully hearing from all corners concerning your Capstone topic choice: The best advice that I could give for this extensive project is to choose a topic about which you are truly passionate and that encompasses aspects of your everyday life. This will be a long,…

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Points to Ponder

Maisha Fabliha Shahid (AS, ’14) has a short list of tips which she hopes will save you time and strife: To any future Honors students planning to complete a Capstone, I give the following advice, which I have arrived at after much trial and error: –          Spend your time really thinking about the things you…

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Roller Coaster of Opinions

Rebecca Ierardo (AS ’14) completed a Capstone which was an ethnographic analysis of the  role gender plays within interactions in police work. The women of the Syracuse Police Department were the population group for her study. In her project as in all Capstones, material comes at you from all directions. Here is some advice she has…

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