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2017 Firestone and Golden medal, Kennedy Thesis Prize recipients honored

Firestone Medal

Jun 28 2017

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A recent ceremony honored 33 prize winners representing 26 departments from the three Stanford schools with undergraduate programs –  Humanities and Sciences;  Engineering; and  Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

The Firestone and Golden medals are awarded to the top 10 percent of theses completed in a given year. The Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research recognizes theses written in the social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering and applied sciences. The Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts similarly distinguishes theses in the humanities or creative projects in the fine arts. The medalists each received an engraved bronze medal, a citation and a monetary award.

Maria Castro, “Quantitative Analysis of White Matter Differences in Children Born Preterm and Full Term,” Human Biology, advised by Heidi Feldman (Pediatrics – Neonatology) and Jeffrey Wine (Psychology).

Bora Erden, “Choice-Predictive Activity in the Macaque Premotor and Motor Cortex,” Symbolic Systems, advised by William Newsome (Neurobiology) and James McClelland (Psychology).

Eileen Williams, “Interhemispheric Amygdala Connectivity Across Puberty and its Relation to Depressive Symptomatology,” Psychology, advised by Ian Gotlib (Psychology).