On May 5, 2022, the Maxwell School celebrated the achievements of undergraduate scholarship in the Social Sciences in the seventh annual Maxwell Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship. Our celebration consisted of individual events hosted by each department as well as a multi-disciplinary poster session featuring research undertaken by undergraduate students during the current academic year.
The following awards were presented during the celebration:
MAX 123/132 Exemplary Student Paper Award, selected by MAX course faculty
MAX 123 – De'Lisia Adorno (co-winner)
MAX 123 – Michael Ostrowski (co-winner)
MAX 132 – Kimberly Mitchell (co-winner)
MAX 132 – Gryfuth Davis (co-winner)
Outstanding Student Research Paper, selected by a Maxwell faculty committee:
Hailey Womer for her paper titled "When Church Meets State: A Content Analysis of Partisan News Coverage During the Supreme Court Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett"
Honorable Mention Research Paper, selected by a Maxwell faculty committee:
Devon Drabick for his paper titled "Spanish Conquest of the Americas was not Inevitable: Marronage as Resistance in Hispaniola "
Best Poster Award, selected by a committee of Maxwell graduate students:
Ava Breitbeck for her poster "Give Me Science or Give Me Death: How Expressed Distrust in Scientists Impacts Individual Behavior"
Research Poster Honorable Mention, selected by a committee of Maxwell graduate students:
Hailey Womer for her poster "When Church Meets State: A Content Analysis of Partisan News Coverage During the Supreme Court Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett"
Viewer's Choice Poster Awards, selected by viewer voting during the poster session:
Lauren Pichiarella for her poster "Reducing Inequality in Access to Higher Education with a Mobile App"
Faculty Advisor of the Year:
Mark Brockway, Faculty Fellow, Political Science
Congratulations to all the students who participated. Thank you to Ben and Marcia Baldanza for endowing these awards, and thank you to all the faculty and staff who supported the students.