WINSTON FAMILY UNIVERSITY HONORS
BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS 2013
Winston Family University Honors Best Student Papers Award winners and their faculty mentors were honored at a luncheon in the Riggs Alumni Center at the University of Maryland on April 12, 2013. Pictures from the luncheon follow below. The awards were given to the following students (listed along with their professors):
Best Honors Essay
Dani Dredger and Tacy Lambiase
Dr. Ingrid Satelmajer
"Properties, Wealth, and Losing Yourself in Jane Austen Monopoly"
HONR 219P Jane Austen: Her World Our Obsession
Tim Nusraty, JD
"Using Intelligence to Trump Violence"
HONR269T Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy towards Afghanistan
Dr. Cathy Barks
"The Polio Experience"
HONR288R: Medical Humanities: Illness and Autobiography
Best Honors Research Paper
Dr. Henry C. Lucas, Jr
"Formulating Policy on Cell Phone Radiation"
HONR269P Formulating US Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Frances Lee
"Power and Pragmatism: Lyndon B. Johnson: Hill Country Politico to Congressman, 1908-1941"
GVPT479H—Seminar in American Politics: Political Ambition
Dr. Benjamin Rosenthal
"Unforeseen Consequences: The Effects of the Development of Adaptive Immunity on the Evolution of Innate Immunity"
HONR289A: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Infectious Disease
Best Honors Thesis
Alexandra Houston-LudlamDr. F. Scott Hall
"The Effects of Gene Knockout of the Vesicular Monoamine Transporter (VMAT2; SLC18A2) and the Dopamine Transporter (DAT; SLC3A6) on Ethanol Consumption and Escalation in Mice"
Janina Aldona Vaitkus
Dr. Helim Aranda-Espinoza
"Effects of Inflammation and Substrate Stiffness on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Interactions with the Vascular Endothelium"