University of Delaware Chapter of Sigma Xi

2005 Undergraduate Thesis Awards

Each Honors thesis and undergraduate researcher recognized by this award were nominated by research advisers and members of the thesis committee. Each were enthusiastic about the nominees' research endeavors to date and their prospects for continuted contributions to scholarship.

A $100 gift card, certificate of recognition, and nomination as associate members of Sigma Xi (with first-year's dues sponsored by the chapter) will be presented at the departmental convocation of each award winner.

Undergraduate Thesis Awards for 2005 were awarded to the following recipients:

Gregory R. Hayes, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction, with minors in Economics and Mathematics
"Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles"

Adviser: Ismat Shah, Materials Science and Engineering

Daniel A. Mason, Honors B.A. in Economics and English, with minors in Religious Studies and History
"Controlling State Control: State Strength and Economic Privatization in China and the Former Soviet Union"
Adviser: Eleanor D. Craig, Economics

Amanda L. Peters, Honors B.S. in Biochemistry with Distinction, with minors in Biochemical Engineering and Applied Music - Voice
"Influence of Cholesterol on Fatty Acid Synthesis during 3T3-L1 Adipocyte Differentiation"
Adviser: David Usher, Biological Sciences

Matthew F. Roberts, Honors B.S. in Biochemistry with Distinction
"Helix-Helix Interactions in GPCR Folding and the Role of TM5 Self-Association in Dimerization of Adenosine A2A Receptor"
Adviser: Clifford Robinson, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Allison Wojcik, Honors B.S. Biological Sciences with Distinction, with minor in Chemistry
"Assembly of Initiation and Elongation Complexes during Simian Virus 40 DNA Synthesis"
Adviser: Daniel Simmons, Biological Sciences

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Last updated May 27, 2005.