Bess H. Ward Thesis Award Winners

Each year, the Honors in the Major Program provides funding for student thesis research, as well as recognizes excellence in student thesis writing and faculty mentor contribution.

The Bess H. Ward Thesis Award is offered each fall and spring semester, and can provide up to $750 to support research or creativity leading to an Honors Thesis that will be completed as part of the Honors in the Major Program.


SPRING 2022 AWARD WINNER

Laura Pellini, Spring 2022 Honors Thesis Award Winner

LAURA PELLINI

Thesis: All Eyes On Her: An Exploration of the Portrayal of Women in Popular Culture and the Graphic Arts During the Late 20th Century (Anticipated Completion: Fall 2022)

Thesis Director: Dr. Elizabeth DiDonna, Department of Art

READ MORE ABOUT LAUREN PELLINI'S THESIS


FALL 2021 AWARD WINNERS



"Lani Daes, Bess H. Ward Thesis Award Winner - Fall 2021"

LANI DAES

Thesis: Black Stage: A Universe of Afro-Surrealist Fiction

Thesis Director: Dr. Yelena McLane, Department of Interior Architecture & Design

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"Jennifer Lamont, Bess H. Ward Thesis Award Winner-Fall 2021"

JENNIFER LAMONT

Thesis: Sapphism in English Art Songs by Queer Women Composers (Anticipated Completion: Fall 2022)

Thesis Director: Dr. Rachel Lumsden, Music Theory & Composition Program

READ MORE ABOUT JENNIFER LAMONT'S THESIS



"Camilla May, Bess H. Ward Thesis Award Winner - Fall 2021"

CAMILLA MAY

Thesis: Can CBD Protect Against Olfactory Inflammation and Neuronal Loss?

Thesis Director: Dr. Debra Fadool, Department of Biological Science 

READ MORE ABOUT CAMILLA MAY'S THESIS


"Nicholas Maykut-Bess H. Ward Thesis Award Winner-Fall 2021"

NICHOLAS MAYKUT

Thesis: The Use of Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Metabolic Disorders

Thesis Director: Dr. Scott Stagg, Department of Biological Science

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"Jennifer Quick, Bess H. Ward Thesis Award Winner-Fall 2021"

JENNIFER QUICK

Thesis: Naiad Press' Contributions to Preserving Lesbian History: A Case Study (Anticipated Completion: Fall 2022)

Thesis Director: Dr. Donna Nudd, School of Communication

READ MORE ABOUT JENNIFER QUICK'S THESIS


SPRING 2021 WINNERS

FALL 2020 WINNERS

SPRING 2020 WINNERS

Charles Kennedy- 2020 Thesis Award Winner
CHARLES KENNEDY

Thesis:  Study of Potential Energy Harvesting Opportunity Utilizing Thermoelectric Effect (Anticipated Completion: 2021)

Thesis Director:  Dr. Omar Faruque, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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FALL 2019 WINNERS

 

 

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