2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award winners

2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award winners

four females standing, three holding award plaques

Peggy Johnson, dean of the Schreyer Honors College, presented the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award finalists with plaques honoring their achievements. Sarah McKenna, a Schreyer Scholar dual-majoring in history and political science, received second place for her thesis, “Analyzing ‘Detrimental Psychological Harm’: Social Science Evidence and Segregation in the Supreme Court Post-1950”; Erika Pugh, a Schreyer Scholar dual-majoring in Russian and finance, received first place for her thesis, “The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of Shostakovich’s Third Ballet: Reconciling ‘The Bright Stream’ with Post-Soviet Culture”; and Alexis Gawelko, a Schreyer Scholar majoring in civil engineering, received third place for her thesis, “Can Meta-Soil Attenuate Seismic Waves?”

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