April 17, 2014
The top three winners from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences were:
1st place: Shaquille Wolef for Considering the Future of Transportation in the U.S.: What Can We Learn From Brazil?
- Examined the differences between transportation systems in the United States and Brazil and evaluated cultural differences that allow for contrast of support in each country’s transportation systems
- Faculty Advisor: Mark Lokensgard, Ph.D.
2nd Place: Jazmin Schwerdtfeger for America’s Panama: Panamanian Protest Poems of American Presence
- Analyzed two Panamanian protest poems protesting American presence in the Canal Zone during the 1960-70s using concepts of binary opposition and hybridity
- Faculty Advisor: Mary Lynne Hill, Ph.D.
3rd Place (tie): Bailey Furgeson for How Did the Celtic Harp Become a Symbol of Rebellion?
- Analyzed history of the Celtic harp as an essential ingredient of Irish culture, performance-wise and politically
- Faculty Advisor: Alice Kersnowski, Ph.D.
3rd Place (tie): Shalimar Dominguez, Sara Guarino and Cynthia Ramirez for Changes in Killer Whale Calf Social Interactions and Resting Strategies
- Investigated killer whale developmental changes involving mother-calf swims and social interactions with others
- Faculty Advisor: Heather Hill, Ph.D.
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