2009-10 Freedman Prize Winners

Freedman Prizes were administered in 2009-10 by three sponsoring groups: Cognitive Science, Physical and Life Sciences, and Theatre Arts. Each group established its own criteria relevant to the discipline to select the Freedman Prize winners.

Cognitive Science

  • RosaLynn Casimano '10: The Effect of Handedness, Horizontal Dimension and Word Valence on Reaction Time to Categorize Positive and Negative Words. Faculty Mentor: Professor of Psychology Lisa Onorato
  • Heather Daly '11: The Effects of Napping on Memory Processing. Faculty Mentor: Associate Professor of Psychology KinHo Chan
  • Anthony Jessel '12: The Meaningfulness of Subjective Experiences of Consciousness. Faculty Mentor: Associate Professor of Philosophy Stefanie Rocknak
  • Lauren Wetzel '12: Personality and Music Performance, the Interactive and Main Effects of Optimism and Audience Composition on Music Performance Anxiety. Faculty Mentors: Professor of Psychology Ronald Heyduk and Assistant Professor of Psychology Justin Wellman

Theatre Arts

  • Blair Coppola '11: Dramaturgy and acting role in Once on This Island. Faculty Mentors: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White and Professor of English Robert Bensen
  • Stacey Davis '10: Dramaturgy researcher and display for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Faculty Mentor: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw
  • Sarabeth Henderson '10: Theatre/Nursing project: role-playing for nursing. Faculty Mentors: Malissa Kano-White and Associate Professor of Nursing Penny Boyer
  • Rebecca Hodder '11: Creating video of how watching Hartwick's A Midsummer Night's Dream affected high school students. Faculty Mentors: Assistant Professor of Education Christine Potter and Assistant Professor of Art Joseph von Stengel
  • Timothy Huey '10: Lighting design and choreography for Once on This Island. Faculty Mentors: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White and Instructor in Technical Theatre Gary Burlew
  • Jessica Schwartz '12: Stage management for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Faculty Mentor: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw
  • Caitlin Strunk '10: Assistant director for Once on This Island. Faculty Mentor: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White
  • Brendan Walsh '10: Effective performance of poet-readers. Faculty Mentor: Professor of English Robert Bensen

Physical and Life Sciences

  • Michelle Brault '11 and Catherine Weigel '12: Classification of NRGb168 to Study the Impact of Environment on Galactic Properties as Part of the UAT Group Study. Faculty Mentor: Assistant Professor of Physics Parker Troischt
  • Skylar Haas '11: Petrology and Geochemistry of Ultramafic Xenoliths from Koloa Volcanics, Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii. Faculty Mentors: Professor of Geology Eric Johnson and Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences David Griffing
  • Madeleine Jayson '11: Bringing the Human Voice to the Extreme. Faculty Mentors: Artist in Residence Matthew Edwards and Professor of Biology Laura Malloy
  • Brandt Kayser '11: Fossil Reef and Basalt Flow of the Waimanalo Highstand, Hawaii. Faculty Mentor: Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences David Griffing
  • Brittany Leonka '11: Effects of Antiviral Drugs Cidofovir/Adefovir on Hemangioma Development in the Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane. Faculty Mentor: Professor of Biology Laura Malloy