• A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.

2008-09 Freedman Prize Winners

Freedman Prizes were administered in 2008-09 by three sponsoring groups: Cognitive Science, Natural and Physical Science, and Theatre Arts. Each group established their own criteria relevant to their discipline to select the Freedman Prize winners.

Cognitive Science

  • Tiesha Bursese ’09: Synesthetic cross-modal connections with respect to metaphor processes. Faculty mentor: Professor of Psychology Lisa Onorato
  • Michael Prichard ’09: Empirical investigation of the minds of animals. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor of Philosophy Stefanie Rocknak
  • Megan Shipman ’11: The effects of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on age-related cognitive decline. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor of Psychology KinHo Chan

Natural and Physical Science

  • Kathryn Faria ’10 and Jaime Rodriquez ’10: Isolation of bacteria from the Susquehanna River and determination of inhibitory antibiotic concentrations. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor of Biology Mary Allen
  • Robert Klipp ’10: Study of variable stars through differential photometry at the Ernest B. Wright Observatory. Faculty mentor: Assistant Professor of Physics Parker Troischt
  • Miranda J. Lahr ’09: Chemical and mineral analysis of local Native American pottery from the Yager Collection. Faculty mentors: Associate Professor of Geology Eric Johnson and Associate Professor of Chemistry Susan Young
  • Sarah Timm ’10: Runner-up, study of the Moat Mountain volcanics. Faculty mentor: Associate Professor of Geology Eric Johnson
  • Jessie Werner ’09: Regeneration of salamander spinal cords. Faculty mentor: Professor of Biology Stan Sessions

Theatre Arts

  • Maria Beaudoin ’09: Scenic and costume design of The Pillowman. Faculty mentors: Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Ken Golden, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White
  • Casey Brown ’09: Stage director and producer of Paul. Faculty mentors: Theatre Arts Lecturer Gary Burlew, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw, and Associate Professor of Religious Studies Sandy Huntington
  • Joseph Haws ’09: Production designer for The Clean House. Faculty mentors: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw and Theatre Arts Lecturer Gary Burlew
  • Yuri Mataev ’10: For work on Bridging the Ivory Towers. Faculty mentors: Professor of Biology Stan Sessions and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw
  • Ian Olsen ’11: Producer of 24 Hour Shows, Plays in Cars, Plays in Trees. Faculty mentors: Lecturer in English Richard Gary, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw, and Professor of Biology Stanley Sessions
  • Caitlin Strunk ’10: Stage management of The Pillowman. Faculty mentors: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw, Theatre Arts Lecturer Gary Burlew, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White
  • Bianca Tubolino ’12: Performance of an African folk tale and will provide teachers with projects that can be used in the classroom. Faculty mentor: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White
  • Alex Zook ’09: Producer and director and actor for I Am My Own Wife. Faculty mentors: Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Ken Golden and Professor of History Peter Wallace