2016-2017 award recipients announced

May 23, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 award recipients!

Chancellor’s Award for Undergraduate Research:

Rosemary Dekker Applen
"Flooding and Sustainable Flood Management in the UK"
Faculty Mentor: Anna Tsing

Joanna Beltrán-Girón
"Popular Liberation in the Midst of a Peaceful War"
Faculty Mentor: Sarah-Hope Parmeter

Madeleine Loma Keller
"Can the Heartland Be Healed?: Challenges to Community Organizing in Poor White Rural America"
Faculty Mentor: Mary Beth Pudup

Deans’ Award for Undergraduate Research:

Darshani Alahan
"Growing up as a Second-Generation White American Hindu: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to an Ethnographic Study"
Faculty Mentor: Ben Crow

Alex Jazz-Rio Apodaca
"An Eco-Archaeological Study of Indigenous Clam Bed Management at Colonial Period Toms Point (CA-MRN-202), Tomales Bay, California"
Faculty Mentor: Tsm Schneider

Molly Rose Jacobsen
"Bats in the Agricultural Matrix: The Effects of Agricultural Intensification on Bat Community Composition"
Faculty Mentor: Elissa Olimpi

Cecilia Willson Ringstrom
"Transitioning from Ego to Eco-Focused Cognition: Altruistic Intelligence and the Momentum of Social Justice Engagement" 
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Rofel

Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholars:

Keelyanne Hyland, Oakes, Sociology
Jessica Xu, College Ten, Politics

Keeley Coastal Scholar:

Cassandra Powell, Cowell, Environmental Studies and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Faculty Mentor: Kristy Kroeker

Walsh Family Scholars:

Socorro Ramírez-Gamino, College Nine, Latin American and Latino Studies
Eric Medina, Kresge, Latin American and Latino Studies and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Weiss Family Scholar:

Huzaifa Shahbaz, College Nine, Sociology and Politics
Faculty Mentor: Steve McKay

Milam McGinty Kaun Award for Excellence in Teaching:

Akatsuki Sukeda, Economics
Zahirah Suhaimi-Broder, Anthropology

21st Century DaVinci Scholars: 

Nima Agah, Sarah Ainsworth, Casey Amaral, Vanessa Angeldones, Conor Barthel, Beth Castaneda, Anna Castleton, Najifa Chowdhury, Danielle Clendening, Charlotte Daciolas-Semon, Camille Dawson, Martin Dietz, Ciera Eis, Gabriela Estrada, Braden Fairweather, Nicholas Fuhrman, Holly Garber, Jessica Goralski, Taylor Gotfrid, Jennifer Hamilton, Richard Hartnell, Alex He, Heidi Hernandez, Eric Hernandez-Montenegro, Cody Lee, Sage Leibenson, Zoe Leones, Keqing Li, Wesly Lim, Miranda London, Amir Maltzman, Amanda Marshall, Marlee Marshall, Lisa Martinez, Alexandra Moskow, Nina Mostowfi, Tessa Mykel, Adam Ricks, Javier Ruiz, Ryan Sexauer, Brisa-Ann Speier-Brito, Shay Stoklos, Coleton Tidwell, Daniela Torres, Jia Rui Wen, Jack Wolcott, Eunika Wu, Victoria Yragui