Dinner Parti

Evangeline Soileau

Evangeline Soileau ’17 completed her capstone in architecture titled “Dinner Parti” under her advisor, Professor Amber Bartosh Evangeline was interested in investigating the architectural relationships between events and spatial production via the lens of social dining. The way a space is designed—its materials, structure, and technology, in relation to rapidly changing cultural transformations—affect the functionality…

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Using Your Personal Story

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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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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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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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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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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