2009 Honors Project Competition Winners
First Place ($500)
Shannon Pauly, “A Comparison of Aerobic Bacterial Oral Flora of Captive Venomous and Non-Venomous Reptiles and Possible Implications for Prevention and Treatment of Secondary Infections from Snake and Lizard Bites.” (Microbiology)
-Jeanelle Boyer, faculty advisor.
Second Place ($250)
Brandon Garvin, “Exploring Nursing Education.” (Nursing)
-Laurie Simmons, faculty advisor.
Third Place ($125)
Jonathan Burian, “In-Distinction.” (Philosophy)
-Chris McCord, faculty advisor.
Lisa Bonar, “Morality and the American Diet.” (Philosophy)
-Bob Sessions, faculty advisor.
2008 Honors Project Competition Winners
First Place Winners ($200)
Garry Bryan, “Apollo’s Forgotten Lyre” and “Building a Kithara” (English: Sondra Gates)
Henry Von Ruprecht, “English Spelling Reform” (English/Linguistics: Olga Petrova)
Della-Lynne Hofmeister, “Variables of Success: An Examination of the Lives, Minds, and Gender Relationships of Female Scientists of the Enlightenment” (History: Thomas Flagel)
Holly Berkowitz, “Valuing Photographs: Factors that influence monetary values (and selection) of Photographs” (Photography: Helen Grunewald)
Tara Brady, “Teen-Dating Violence” (Sociology: Jennifer Meehan-Brennom)
Gabriela Torres, “Smiles Across the Americas” (Dental Hygiene: Lisa Hebl)
Melanie Dean, “The Transformation of Joceline” (English/Writing: Steve Price)
Zadok Nampala, “Alleviating Suffering, Supporting Self-Dependency and Enhancing Regeneration in the Turkana District of Kenya” (Environmental Science: Elizabeth Maas)
2010 Kirkwood Honors Competition Winners
First Place ($400)
Chris Brown, “John Rawls’s Theory of Justice and No-fault Divorce”—Philosophy, Bullwinkle
Evelyn Cardenas, “The Communication Challenges: Emerging from a Globalized Society”—Spanish, Heath
Second Place ($200)
Jennifer Newman, “Sex and Ethics: From Equality of Opportunity towards an Equality of Honor”—Philosophy, Samuelson