Second annual student scholarship celebration

Library Paper Prize recipients, with Prof. Goodrich
l-r, Prof. Bob Goodrich, Barbara Mooney, and Robin Roberts

Norwich University's student scholarship celebration kicked off with an opening reception in Milano Ballroom on April 26. The event featured an impressive display of scholarly works by eighty Norwich students as well as announcements of this year's summer research fellowship recipients and Library Paper Prize winners.

Professor Dave Westerman, Dana professor of geology and coordinator of student research, organized the event for the second year in a row. In his welcoming remarks,

summer research fellowship recipients
l-r, Meegan Kelley, Karthik Raman, Christopher Remillard, and Casey Bell, the recipients of this year's Summer Research Fellowships

Westerman congratulated all of this year's participants and noted the increase in the number and amount of research fellowships awarded this year -- more than double from last year.

"Last year, we funded nine students and three faculty with a budget of $15,000 from Norwich and $20,000 from outside sources. This year's totals were twenty-three students and thirteen faculty with a budget of $18,300 from Norwich and $53,000 from outside sources."

l-r, Karthik Raman, Katy Smith, and Prof. Dan McQuillan
l-r, Karthik Raman, Katy Smith, and
Prof. Dan McQuillan

Professor Bob Goodrich, chair of the faculty library committee, presented this year's Library Paper Prize to two students: biology major Barbara Mooney for her paper titled "T Bacteriophage Dda Helicase"; and history major Robin Roberts for her paper, "Belisarious: Loyal to the End." Each winner received a $350 honorarium.

Westerman then announced the recipients of this year's Summer Research Fellowships. The following is a listing of the students, their research projects, and their faculty sponsors.

  • Casey Bell; "An Extended Study of the Stream Macroinvertebrates in the Caribou-Poker Creek Research Watershed, Alaska;" Prof. Carlos Pinkham.
  • Karthik Raman; "Vertex Magic Total Labeling and totally Magic Labeling of Graphs;" Prof. Dan McQuillan.
  • Meegan Kelley; "Semi-quantitative Analysis of Coastal Erosion Along the Western Saronic Gulf, Greece;" Prof. Richard K. Dunn.
  • Christopher Remillard; "Norwich University's Horse Cavalry Training Program and its Implications for America;" Prof. Gary Lord.

Each fellowship includes a $3,000 stipend and on-campus housing. The students, who will devote a minimum of ten weeks to their projects, are expected to submit a report of activities to the coordinator and participate in the Student Research Lecture Series in the fall.

The scholarship celebration continued with special presentations throughout the week in various disciplines across the curriculum.

dweggler@norwich.edu, April 2004

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