Honors in the Major 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.

Learn more about the Honors in the Major funding opportunities and awards.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE ACCORDION LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MOST RECENT HONORS IN THE MAJOR AWARD WINNERS.

Bess H. Ward Thesis Award Winners

Spring 2020 Winner

Charles Kennedy- Spring 2020 Honors in the Major Award Winner
CHARLES KENNEDY

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

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

READ MORE ABOUT CHARLES KENNEDY'S THESIS

Fall 2019 Winners

ANNIKA CIUL

Thesis:  Safety Training in Film Education Programs

Thesis Director:  Dr. Tony Ciarlariello, College of Motion Picture Arts

READ MORE ABOUT ANNIKA CIUL'S THESIS

Kingsbury Best Undergraduate Writing Award Winners

Spring 2020 Winner

Jacob Dvorak

Thesis:  Not a Tale of Alcinous: A Reading of the Myth of Er

Thesis Director:  Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Department of Classics

READ MORE ABOUT JACOB DVORAK'S THESIS

Honors Thesis Mentor Award Winners and Nominees

Spring 2020 winner

Ned stuckey-french

The English Department

This award recognizes and honors the late Dr. Stuckey-French’s distinguished work directing and advising undergraduate research through the Honors in the Major program.

Below are samples of what his student nominator, Angela Lertkiratikul, and his colleague, Dr. Andrew Epstein, wrote about the mentorship and dedication of Dr. Stuckey-French.:

“He made sure everything was always in the best interest of his students. His ability to teach and connect with students stems from his heart of gold, notable storytelling, and providing different mediums for students to create and communicate through.” - Angela Lertkiratikul

"I was always impressed by how he approached his students’ work with such genuine interest and curiosity, meeting them on their own terms, but also driving them to push further and think more deeply. Students were drawn to his deep knowledge and his passion for ideas, culture, history, politics, and, of course, literature. He also managed the difficult balancing act of being a very warm, encouraging, and supportive mentor while still maintaining the highest standards and expectations." - Dr. Andrew Epstein,  The English Department

The FSU Honors Program is grateful for Dr. Stuckey’s contributions to student success in the Honors in the Major program.

Other Distinguished Faculty Nominees

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Martin Bauer
Tenley Bick
Aimée Boutin
Sandra Brooke
Kristina Buhrman
Dennis Cradit
Katherine Dale
Jim Fadool
Samuel Grant
Barbara Hamby
Ron Honn
Christian Hubicki
Vincent Joos
Michael Kaschak
David Kirby
Alfred Mele
Patrick Merle
Onsurang Norrbin
Juan Ordonez
Deana Rohlinger
Qing-Xiang Amy Sang
Mike Stukel
Jillian Turanovic
Peng Xiong
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