Mayeux Award for Outstanding Honors Project

Patricia Gangwer Mayeux, a long-time employee at the University, has created an endowment, the income from which is used to fund prizes to be given annually to that year's best Honors Projects. Prize(s) will be awarded at the Senior Reception on April 29, 2022. Download the application hereThe online application is due at Noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

To be eligible for a prize an Honors student must:

  1. Present their project at the Undergraduate Research Symposium or National/State Research Conference
  2. Have submitted an Honors Project to the Honors office.
  3. Have earned an “A” on their project

2018 recipients were:

  • Leigh A. Dunewood: Examining the Social Experiences and Academic Persistence of High-Achieving Students of Color at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI)
  • Keefe Watson: Technology and the Marginalization of Older Adults: How Politeness Theory and Stereotype Embodiment Interact in Older Adults' Technology Use
  • Mia Eberts: Exploring Lexical Diversity in a Set of Multiples
  • Alyssa Hulthen: Examining Variability in Productive Syntax within a Set of Triplets

2017 recipients were:

  • Michelle Sire: Repeat After Me: Dance Program Evaluation for the Friendship Circle
  • Vanessa Burke: The Good and Bad of Workplace Gossip
  • Alexis Decker: Assessing Spanish-Speaking Children: A Comparison of International Practices

2016's recipients were:

  • Drew Ashby-King — #BG4Unity: Testing the effectiveness of a social media activism workshop
  • Alisha Sanders - Roman Archaism in Depictions of Apollo in the Augustan Period

2015's recipients were:

  • Angela Barbour Luck of the Draw
  • Benjamin Dobler — Explaining Consciousness
  • Stephanie Padula  — Characterization of a Novel Clade of Transporters in Phytophthora
  • Morgan Tucker  — Enlightenment in Education: Buddhist Influences of Kindness in Thai Education

2014's recipients (pictured below with Dean Simon Morgan-Russell) were:

  • Merissa Acerbi The Effect of Visual Wulst Lesions and Trigeminal Nerve Sectioning on the Discrimination of Magnetic Inclination in the Homing Pigeon (Columba livia)
  • Ashley ChapmanWarning! You Are About to Enter "The Friend Zone"
  • Hannah Duffy — Determining a Developmental Window for the Effect of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) on Ultrasonic Vocalizations (USVs) in Sprague-Dawley Rat Pups
  • Katie O'LearyBrighter Connections Theatre: A Study of the Behavioral and Social Effects on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Use of Drama Therapy

2013's recipients were:

  • China BillotteCareer Services Usage: An Analysis of Efficacy and Contextual Barriers'
  • Aaron Crouse — Factors Affecting Student Decisions to Attend Selected BGSU Athletic Events
  • Katrin McBroomConfident Girls Pack a Punch!
  • Elizabeth Truman — Fairmount, Indiana: The Hometown of James Dean

Updated: 03/09/2022 02:48PM