Honorees Announced for 2017 Edgewood Engaged

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Madison, Wis. (May 2, 2017) – Congratulations to our 2017 Edgewood Engaged Student Research and Creative Inquiry Prize Winners. Awards were selected based upon abstract review (two faculty reviewer assessments), and presentation as rated by one or more attendee(s). Presentations were rated in terms of the scope of the research2017 Edgewood Engaged Logo question or inquiry, clear communication and sharp focus, ability to articulate the project, approach to evidence including analysis as rigorous and appropriate given the scope of the project methodology, quality of presentation in terms of organization and the use of visuals, reasonable and clearly articulated conclusions, and the ability to field questions from those in attendance.

Best Graduate Presentation
Jeneise Briggs,  Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy (Mentor: Charles Taylor) Perceptions of African-American Faculty at a Predominantly White Institution about their Institution’s Hiring Policies

People’s Choice Award: Best Poster Presentation
Dominic Egizi, Biology (Mentor: Peter Kuhn)
Designing an Efficient and Selective DNA Detection Cycle Using Catalytic G-quadruplex Production

Best Undergraduate Presentation
Emma Krueger, Art Therapy (Mentor: Janice Havlena)
Art Therapy in Syrian Refugee Youth Populations

Honorable Mentions for Best Undergraduate Presentation
Morgan Erickson, Biology (Mentor: Jessica Heckman)
Mechanisms of Development for Tamoxifen Resistance in MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells

Emily Limburg, Ethnic Studies (Mentor: Huining Ouyang)
Environmental Degradation: The Socioeconomic and Psychological Impact on the Menominee Nation

Halie Tenor, Religious Studies (Mentor: Lauren Lacey)
Subjectivity in the Intersection of Species

This year marked the 13th annual edition of Edgewood Engaged, a college-wide celebration of undergraduate research and academic engagement. The three-day seminar includes oral presentations, poster presentations, receptions and events that celebrate the creativity and research of Edgewood College students. This year, more than 160 students presented their research and creative inquiries.

Enjoy a Facebook album from this year's celebration of research and creative inquiry.