2006-07 Freedman Prize Winners
The following students were awarded prizes in the final round of the 2006 Freedman Prize competition based on a 20-minute oral presentation, followed by a 20-minute session of questions from the judging panel.
Nichola Thomas, of Trinadad and Tobago, was awarded $4,000 and her advisor Associate Professor of Geology Eric Johnson $1,000 for "Structures formed via salt-layer buoyancy in a transtensional regime."
Tomek Regulski, of Huntington, NY, was awarded $3000 and his advisor Assistant Professor of Music Thomas Licata $500 for "A Proposal to Support the Composition, Performance and Recording of My Senior Thesis Composition: Beauty Lost."
Katherine Keefe, of Southbury, CT, was awarded $2,500 and her advisor Associate Professor of Geology Eric Johnson $500 for "Evolution and Chemistry of the MoatMountainVolcanics in the White Mountainsof New Hampshire."
Adam Mitchinson, of Borehamwood, England, was awarded $2,500 and his advisor Assistant Professor of Psychology Doreen Comerford $500 for "Reputation: Its Effects on our Mental Processes and Performance."
Tonya Yager, of Otego, NY, was awarded $2,500 and her advisor Assistant Professor of Psychology KinHo Chan $500 for "The Vicious Cycle of Alcoholism and its Relation to the Hippocampus."
During Spring Term 2007, Freedman finalists will present the results of their work at a campus symposium.
Also winning at the divisional level were the following three students, who won $500 each.
- Brianna Draper, of Adams, NY, for "Johann Nestroy." Her advisor is Professor of German Wendell Frye.
- Rachel Dorsey, of Wilbraham, MA, for "Dance Movement Therapy: Stress Reduction and Balance Improvement in Chronic Injury Patients" with advisor Professor of Psychology Lisa Onorato.
- Melissa Wasson, of Lisle, NY, for "Mathematical Analysis of Traffic Flow in Oneonta." Her advisor is Professor of Mathematics Ron Brzenk.