Academics and Honors College
Living Learning Programs
Winston Family Honors Writing Awards 2018 Winners
The Winston Awards recognize the best essay, research paper, and thesis written
by honors students
The 2018 Winston Family Honors Writing Award winners and their faculty mentors were honored
at a luncheon in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland on April 27, 2018.
Short Essay Award:
"Environmental Racism: Industrial Dumping in Low-Income Communities"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ross J. Salawitch, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Sasha H. Kahn
"Love the Bomb"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nelson Pressley, University Honors
"The Water Man"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara Schotland, University Honors
"Butler Library in New York: The New Tower of Babel"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ingrid Satelmajer, University Honors
Research Paper Award:
"The Internet of Things: The Progression of Interconnectivity that Shifts Power Away from the Masses"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Oates, Phillip Merrill College of Journalism
"Computer-Assisted Learning in the Developing World: Technical Considerations for Early Education"
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Taryn Devereux, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Honors Thesis Award:
"Effects of Acute Exercise Intensity on Neural Efficiency Using Semantic Memory Task Activation in Younger
Adults: An fMRI Study"
Kinesiology Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. J. Carson Smith, Kinesiology
"Transcending the Ordinary: Artistic Transmission and Artemisia Gentileschi’s 'Penitent Magdalen'"
Art History and Archaeology Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anthony Colantuono, Art History
"The Rise of the Iron Ladies: Female Leadership in Democracies (1960-2015)"
Government and Politics Departmental Honors Thesis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, Government and Politics