May 24, 2011
Presenters at the 2011 Celebration of Scholarship were invited to submit their papers or posters for a cash prize for the Dean's Awards.
Five $100 awards were presented to students in the College of Arts & Sciences and five $100 awards were presented to students in the College of Professional Studies for outstanding research papers and/or projects.
Submissions were evaluated on the quality of the thesis statement or creative concept, how completely, coherently or imaginatively ideas were developed, how well ideas were supported with research, how well the paper was written (i.e., free of mechanical errors and written in an accessible and learned style) or how professionally the concept was executed.
Winners of the 2011 Dean's Awards were Aigul Bektashova for her English Composition, "Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan." Abigail Teske, Lauren Kelley and Jonathan Bivens won in the Humanities category for "We Done a Survey, and Stereotypes Need Fixed." Mary Kincaid, won in Humanities for "Leonardo da Vinci: The Artist, the Scientist, the Philosopher."
Christian Ottaway won for his creative submission of "10,000 Years of Influence." In the Scientific/Mathematics category, Brandon Dunham won with "Machine Learning" and Kimberly Stalder won with "Water Fluoridation and Dental Decay."