Student Awards 2016-2017

Undergraduate Awards

BIS 390 Proposal Writing Award | View all previous awardees »

This award honors a BIS student who produces an exceptional research proposal in BIS 390. Winners exceed the requirements of the BIS proposal, with particular attention given to the quality of the writing.

  • Heather Jones, How Can Animals in the Classroom Improve Academic Outcomes?

Robert T. Hawkes Jr. Award for Outstanding BIS Project | View all previous awardees »

This award honors a BIS student who produces an exceptional BIS capstone project. 

  • Christy Fesak, The Symbolic Violence of Labeling Dually-Identified Latino Students.
  • Christopher Kidd, Comparative Analysis of Branded and Non-branded Fiction Aimed at First Grade Readers.

Most Creative BIS Project | View all previous awardees »

This award honors a BIS student who produces an exceptional creative project.  Examples of such projects include, but are not limited to: original dramatic productions (live, film, videotape), web pages, interactive video, paintings, photography, literature, public relations packages, music, dance, or sculpture.

  • Chelsea Lee, Using the arts to cultivate a bully-free environment in the preschool classroom
  • Kelly Mansfield, Historical Fiction Writing.

Outstanding BIS Project in the Public Interest | View all previous awardees »

This award honors a BIS student whose project has, or is likely to have, a significant impact on the university, region, state, or nation and benefit the public.

  • Marianne McKone, Community Gardens: An Ex-Offender’s Pathway to Desistance.
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