Class of 2016
Simone Akgulian, English, The development and treatment of autism and its effect on families.
Jennie Barker, International Relations,The effect of drone warfare on American diplomatic relationships with countries the United States monitors using these devices.
Victoria Barry, Art History and French, History of the Art Nouveau moment in France.
Nina Baumgartner, Neuroscience and Gender Studies, Differences between the male and female brain and how those differences can be applied in medicine.
Amelia Bayroff, Undecided, Development of children who play youth sports versus those who do not, particularly in the areas of success in school, developing positive relationships with peers and authority figures, and crime and poverty rates.
Erin Brock, Public Health and Latin American Studies, Nutrition and obesity in Central America and the Latino immigrant population.
Tierney Brosnahan, Undecided, The effects of the implementations of increased birth control services in lower-income regions of the US.
Taylor Feingold, Neuroscience and Musical Theater, Behavioral Neuroscience of female serial killers and neuroscience of Schizophrenia.
Taylor Fox, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology of recurrent incarceration in America. Role of mental illness and drug addiction in this phenomenon.
Margaret (Meg) Harlan, Undecided, Environmental Science and the impact of different world cultures on natural surroundings.
Sara Beth Harrell, Public Heath, International Development and Gender & Sexuality Studies, The ways in which women's education and job training decrease violence in Central African countries and what types of programs most benefit women in these nations.
Sarah Lohmeier, Cell Biology, The role of gene expression regulation in creating hereditary predispositions towards certain diseases.
Madeline Nicholson, Psychology, Monitoring the psychology behind food choices, especially in young women, and the positive effects on mood and self-value. Additionally, blood diseases and disorders.
Anneke Olson, Psychology, Sociology and Public Health, The ways in which people individually and as a society react after becoming victims to forces beyond their control. Ability of the human race to overcome adversity. Psychology of using religion as motivation or justification for violence.
Kathryn Robinson, Biomedical Engineering and Cell and Molecular Biology, Gene therapy and developing cures for deadly diseases.
Carly Rosen, Sociology and Psychology, The media's impact on society's definition of femininity and what changes in social concepts are needed in order to avert negative consequences on the individual.
Jamie Rosenberg, Public Health and Mathematics, The effects of bullying based on the defiance of gender norms on an individual's mental health. The state of the AIDS epidemic and current efforts in place to stop its spread: what's working, what isn't and why.
Gabriella Runnels, Economics, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gender Studies, and Public Health, Feminist issues both in the US and abroad. What programs, policies, and initiatives work toward making people think of women as "second class citizens".
Michelle Sheena, Neuroscience and Studio Art, The impact between art and artistic expression on culture and vice versa, focusing on child development across cultures and the impact art has in building skills such as memory, problem solving, and self-esteem.
Sheila Wright, Chemical Engineering, How the levee system in New Orleans has shaped the social climate of the city.
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