Outstanding Thesis Award Recipients

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Outstanding Thesis Award Recipients

Year Name Department Thesis

2017

Kirk Schlueter

English

Sugar, Rust, Bone

2016

Liana Kirillova

Historical Studies

Exceptional Cases of White Ethnic Inclusion in Affirmative Action Policy since 1970

2015

Sudip Pandey

Physics Department

Magnetic, Transport, and Magnetocaloric Properties of Boron Doped Ni-Mn-In Alloys

2014

Evan R. Walters

Geology

Sulfate Reducing Bioreactor Dependence on Organic Substrates for Long-Term Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage

2013

Lindsey G. Roberts

Anthropology

A taphonomic study exploring the differences in decomposition rate and manner between frozen and never frozen domestic pigs (Sus scrofa)

2012

Ruth Awad

English

Maps of a Glass Country

2011

Anish Poudel

Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes

An intelligent systems approach for detecting defects in aircraft composites by using air-coupled ultrasonic testing

2010

Alison Marie Hantak

Physiology

Ginsenosides enhance the cytotoxicity of tumor necrosis factor-α in human MDA-MB 231 and MCF-7 breast cancer cells in a caspase-dependent manner

2009

Mary M. Coonce

Physiology

Consequences of premature and persistent luteinizing hormone receptor activation on Leydig cell development

2008

Gabriel P. Johnson

Plant Biology

Early embryology of Ceratopteris richardii and immunocytochemistry of placental transfer cell wall ingrowths

2007

Forrest M.R. Brem

Plant Biology

Comparing Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection prevalence among habitats before, during, and after an epizootic in central Panama

2006

Jemil Yesuf

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Evaluation of cellulolytic enzymes from a newly isolated Brevibacillus sp. JXL; and optimization of coslif pretreatment variables of sweet sorghum bagasse using a response surface method

2005

Joshua P. Der

Plant Biology

Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Santalaceae

2004

Hilda Medalia

Mass Communication & Media Arts

2003

Haagen D. Klaus

Anthropology

Life and death at Huaca Sialupe : the mortuary archaeology of a Middle Sicań community, North Coast of Peru

2002

Philip J. Jensik

Physiology

Cloning and characterization of P2X receptor channels from larval bullfrog skin

2001

Chad S. Briggs

Psychology

Supermaximum security prisons and institutional violence : an impact analysis

2000

Ernesto Valenzuela

Agribusiness Economics

Gravity model application for estimation of interregional trade within the U.S.

1999

Steven J.T. Jackson

Physiology

The role of Interleukin-6 in fever

1998

Christopher A.P. Nelson

Philosophy

Coming to terms with the ineffable : Meister Eckhart, discourse and the divine

1997

Charles Kingsley

Radio-Television

The therapeutic application of television : an experimental study

1996

April L. Jackson

Physiology

The role of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in the inhibition of luteinizing hormone secretion by delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in ovariectomized rats