Freedman Prizes for Student-Faculty Research

Freedman Prize

The Freedman Prize, established by Allen and Judy Freedman in 2002, recognizes superior student-faculty collaborative work that prepares for the senior project required of all Hartwick students.

Because this work can begin as early as the student’s first year on campus, the competition is open to students in all four classes. The prizes also are open to all majors.

2014-2015 Freedman Prize Winners:

Cognitive Sciences

  • Jennifer Knapp ’15: Relationship Between Alcohol and Sex for College Students: Using the Lexical Decision Task; Lisa Onorato
  • Natasha Pelletier ’16: “No Hope is Helping”; Justin Wellman
  • Kelsey Rasefske ’17: Effects of Different Sources and Types of Fat on Learning in Rats; KinHo Chan
  • Alaina Shires ’15: Folk Psychology and the Personal Mind; Stefanie Rocknak
  • Hannah Strom ’16: Considering Consciousness: Dennett’s Multiple Drafts Model; Stefanie Rocknak

Natural & Physical Sciences

  • Joseph Balnis ’16: Microbial and Funal Community Structure Analysis of Soil Profiles in a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infected Eastern Hemlock Forest; Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad and Andrew Piefer
  • Skylar Kortright ’17: Unusual Occurrences of Stromatolites in Pleistocene reefs, San Salvador Island, Bahamas; David Griffing 
  • Killian Tallman ’16: The Effect of Woolly Adelgid Caused Hemlock Mortality on Nutrient Dynamics of Forest Soil; Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad
  • Sara Tucker ’16: Influence of Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein 5B on Caenorhabditis elegans and predators, Lumbricus terrestris and Bipalium adventitium; Douglas Hamilton

Theatre Arts

  • Alexander Austein ’17: Special scenic construction for The Liar; Ken Golden and Gary Burlew
  • Malek Charchour ’16: Dramaturgy for The Liar; Marc Shaw and Mark Wolff
  • Samantha MacColl-Garfinkel ’15: German Folk Tale project; Malissa Kano-White and Wendell Frye
  • Morgan McClellan ’16: Opera Study Guides; Diane Paige and Ann Deisler
  • Lindsey Partelow ’17: Opera Study Guides; Diane Paige and Ann Deisler
  • Paul Patinka ’15: Scenic design for Deaf and Blind Production; Ken Golden 
  • Nathan Skethway ’16: Film project – Tattoos; Ken Golden
  • Irene Szarek ’16: Puppet construction for Caucasian Chalk Circle; Malissa Kano-White
  • Nancy Tarr ’14: (12/31/14) Opera Study Guides; Diane Paige and Ann Deisler 
  • Danielle Weaver ’15: Design research for The Wishing Rose; Malissa Kano-White
  • Noah Wynn ’17: Image design for The Liar; Ken Golden and Doug Zullo


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