• A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.

2007-08 Freedman Prize Winners

Freedman Prizes were administered in 2007-08 by three sponsoring groups: Cognitive Science, Physical and Life Sciences, and Theatre Arts. Each group established their own criteria relevant to their discipline to select the Freedman Prize winners.

Cognitive Science Projects

  • Tiesha Bursese ’09: Synesthetic Connections in Affective Metaphor: When Abstract Concepts Bias Perceptual Judgments. Faculty mentor: Professor of Psychology Lisa Onorato 
  • Jessica Cross ’09: Synesthetic Cross-Modal Connections of Pitch, Loudness, and Brightness. Faculty mentor: Professor of Psychology Lisa Onorato
  • Joseph Hall ’08: The Effects of Selective Hippocampal Lesions on Backward Conditioning and Second-Order Conditioning. Faculty mentor: Assistant Professor of Psychology KinHo Chan
  • Evan Kister ’08: Ability of Musicians Versus Performance Matched Non-Musicians at Executing a Working Memory Secondary Task. Faculty mentor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Doreen Comerford
  • Yuri Mataev ’10: The Effects of Forebrain Removal and Regeneration on Cognitive Function in Newts Natural and Physical Sciences Division Projects. Faculty mentor: Professor of Biology Stan Sessions

Physical Sciences Division Projects

  • Olivia Burlew ’08: Modes of Transmission of the Simian Vacuolating Virus 40. Faculty mentors: Associate Professor of Biology Allen Crooker and Assistant Professor of Biology Doug Dorer
  • Julie Hammons ’09: Reducing Growth Stunting in Children in the Hilltribe Villages in Northern Thailand With Zinc Sulfate Coated Rice Seeds. Faculty mentors: Professor of Biology Linda Swift and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Andrew Piefer
  • Dustin Jones ’10: Bioengineering a Heart Using Cardiac Stem Cells from the Newt, Notophthalmus Viridescens. Faculty mentor: Professor of Biology Stan Sessions
  • Victor Schultz ’09: A Green Chemistry Modification of the Diels-Alder Reaction for Application in the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Erickson

Theatre Arts Projects

  • Casey Brown ’09: Smokey Joe’s Café lighting design. Faculty mentor: Technical Director Gary Burlew
  • Eliza Lockhart-Jenks ’09: Stage management of Smokey Joe’s Café. Faculty mentor: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Johanna Campbell
  • Julia Dimant ’09: The Last Five Years. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Arts Ken Golden
  • Joseph Haws ’09: The Last Five Years—director, designer, performer. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Arts Ken Golden
  • Catherine Mavrogeorgis ’10: The Last Five Years—musical director. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Arts Ken Golden
  • Kathryn Rudolph ’08: Smokey Joe’s Café: A Celebration of 50s Music, music director. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor of Music Jirka Kratochvil
  • Caitlin Strunk ’10: Sound design and production of Smokey Joe’s Café. Faculty mentors: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Johanna Campbell and Technical Director Gary Burlew