Honors thesis award winner and finalists announced

September 28, 2012

The Penn State University Libraries has announced the results of the inaugural 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award. Top winner of the $1,000 award is Keegan S. McCoy, biology, for his thesis, "Characterizing Properties of Optical Fibers and Fiber Couplings."


Finalists for 2102 include:

-- Sarah E. Layton, geography, for "Understanding a Mother's Attempt to Reduce the Risk of HIV/AIDS Transmission in the Caprivi Region, Nambia;"

-- Ce Zhang, biology, for "Promoting Clean Hands Among Uganda's Children: A School-Based Intervention Using Tippy-Taps"; and

-- Carly Diana Comer, biology, for "Age- and Sex-Specific Effects of Tetrahydrobiopterin Supplementation on Peripheral Artery Stiffness."


The annual competition includes a review of the submitted theses by a faculty jury and a public oral presentation by the students chosen as finalists.


Details for the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award are available at www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/admin/thesisaward.html


For more information, contact Deborah Richner at 814-863-5446 or dgr4@psu.edu


Last Updated October 01, 2012