Harrison, standing outside first interview site in Germany.

Caitlin Harrison (‘18), received funding to complete her Honors Capstone entitled Refugees Welcome? Why Governments Decide to Accept or Reject Refugees.  She focused on whether or not public opinion plays a role in governments’ decisions to accept or reject refugees. Caitlin used the Syrian refugee crisis as a case study and analyze the responses of…

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Yejin Lee

Yejin Lee researched how to utilize already explored blockchain potentials as a guide to explore and introduce new potentials in blockchain for supply chain in omni-channels. Her Crown Award funding allowed her to attend two very-exclusive conferences, where only top blockchain researchers and leaders congregated. She was not only able to gain insights and research…

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Using Your Personal Story By Giovanna Saccoccio You might hear your professors say that your personal story is your best asset and needs to be integrated in your scholarship. Through her Capstone, Hasmik Djoulakian (AS ‘17) fully understood the weight and power of bringing poetry about her personal life into her academic analysis. Hasmik’s Capstone,…

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Social Science Capstone Award Winner Congratulations to Julia Jones (AS ’16), who won the Prize for Best Capstone Project in the Social Sciences. Julia’s project, “Sustainable Urban Alternatives: Rethinking Informality in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas,” is a study comparing the sustainability of a small favela, Asa Branca, with its formal counterpart Olympic Village using the…

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Applied Public Relations Takes the Prize When Meghan Rimol (PC ’16) embarked on her  Capstone journey with advisor, Professor Rochelle L. Ford, she had no way of knowing where the trip would end. Happily, her project, “Using Applied Public Relations to Develop the Londonderry Rail Trail,” earned the top prize for Capstones in the Professional…

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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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Ben Cleeton (PC ’15) used his 2014 Crown-Wise funding to travel to China and Ghana. A photojournalism student completing a Capstone entitled, “Diaspora Times Two: A Photo Essay”, which will be comprised of a photographic study of Africans living in Guangzhou, China and Chinese living in Accra, Ghana. Ben left on his travels shortly after the…

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Want to teach someone about music (or learning something yourself), then try out the soon to be available app for the iPhone that Crown Wise Award winner, Jamie Yavorsky (VPA ’14) is creating. The app teaches literacy, diversity, and technology in the context of music education. This game-type app will allow users to choose a…

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Well this was possibly the most competitive funding round, ever!   With more applications, and with each application being very competitive, our Capstone faculty committee had a very tough job.  According to Eric Holzwarth, we actually had twice the number of applicants than usual. Below are the recipients of Crown-Wise funding awards, their Capstone fields,…

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Just a little inspiration for those of you working on your Capstone projects!   Recent Honors alumna Adriana Gonzalez-Vega made a film, “Frente Al Mar”, for her Honors Capstone project last year.  When it was shown on presentation day, it was clear that not only did Adriana have some serious talent, but that this particular…

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