Alumna Caitlin Doughty Honored with Steck Award

This competition recognizes exceptional achievement in research projects or other creative activities. Winners were honored at an awards ceremony on June 4. The 2010 Steck Award was made to Social Sciences alumna Caitlin Doughty. Caitlin was mentored by Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies Flora Lu and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jeffrey Bury on her interdisciplinary senior thesis research project entitled, "Petroleum Extraction, Markets, and Connection to Place: A Comparative Study of Two Huaorani Communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon."

June 11, 2010

By , Executive Assistant to the Dean 831-459-2919

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Flora Lu, Loren Steck, Caitlin Doughty, Sheldon Kamieniecki, Jeffrey Bury

Through these awards the Deans and Chancellor wish to encourage and stimulate outstanding scholarship and creativity among undergraduate students, based on work developed in courses or programs in the normal pattern of academic activity at UCSC.

* Deans' Award - Fifty undergraduate students, ten from each of the five academic divisions, receive a Dean's Award (certificate and $100). Recipients are considered for the Chancellor's Award.

Deans' Award winners in the Division of Social Sciences are: Eric Day (Community Studies, Kresge); Elizabeth Goldenberg (Psychology, College 8); Brynn Kennedy (Community Studies, Porter), Brian Manford (Latin American and Latino Studies, Stevenson); Vicky Preciado (Sociology, Crown); Sarah Trauben (Politics, College 10); Susan van Loon (Legal Studies, Crown)

* Chancellor's Award - The best three students from each of the divisions will also receive a Chancellor's Award (certificate and an additional $100). Recipients are considered for the Steck Award.

Chancellor's Award winners in the Division of Social Sciences are: Caitlin Doughty (Environmental Studies, College 10); Kari Lentz (Anthropology, Merrill); Sarah Smilovic (Psychology, Oakes)

* Steck Award - In recognition of the most outstanding completed senior thesis/research project, one graduating senior will be selected as the recipient of the Steck Award. The student will receive $1,000 and a certificate. In addition, his or her senior thesis/research project will be bound and copies given to the student, the research supervisor, McHenry Library, and the Steck family, whose generous contributions have made this award possible.

Congratulations! You make us proud.