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Graduate Dean’s Award Recipients Announced
Eight graduate students have been selected to receive the Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work. Award recipients represent a broad array of disciplines and were selected based on students’ outstanding accomplishments in research and creative work, as well as the quality and impact of proposed presentations.
A total of 76 submissions were reviewed within broad disciplinary categories by a panel of faculty members serving on the Graduate Faculty Council.
“In an unusual academic year with many challenges, it is gratifying to reward the achievements of our graduate students,” says Peter Vanable, dean of the Graduate School. “The quality, rigor and creativity with which these awardees approached their submissions is a testament to their talent and hard work and the quality of Syracuse University’s graduate programs and faculty.”
- Rowan Bell, “On Gender Normativity and Normative Social Roles,” College of Arts and Sciences, philosophy
- Hannah Comia, “Betty Jackson King: An exploration of the compositional and educational work of African American female composer Betty Jackson King,” College of Visual and Performing Arts, Setnor School of Music, piano performance (collaborative)
- Baocheng Geng, “Augmented Human-Machine Intelligence for Distributed Inference,” College of Engineering and Computer Science, electrical engineering and computer science
- Madeleine Hamlin, “Policing the Projects: Crime, Carcerality, and Chicago Public Housing,” Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, geogrphy
- Vedyun Mishra, “Responsible architecture can be for everyone,” School of Architecture, architecture design, energy, futures
- Keonyoung Park, “Signaling, Verification, and Identification: The Way Corporate Social Advocacy Generates Brand Loyalty on Social Media,” Newhouse School of Public Communications, public relations
- Zheng Xiong, “New Bioprinting Technology to Print Large-scale Vascularized Organs,” College of Engineering and Computer Science, biomedical engineering
- Ying Zhang, “Can We Know a Relationship is Abusive Before It’s Too Late?,” Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, human development and family science
All winning entrants will receive $500 and an award certificate and will present their work at an event scheduled for April 9.
Nine students received an honorable mention:
- Ziqiao Chen, Maxwell School, public administration
- Andrew Davis, College of Arts and Sciences, chemistry
- Alexandria Hanson, College of Arts and Sciences, composition and cultural rhetoric
- Tara Pearson, School of Architecture
- Claire Pendergrast, Maxwell School, sociology
- Nicolas Perez Consuegra, College of Arts and Sciences, earth sciences
- Nandhini Rajagopal, College of Engineering and Computer Science, bioengineering
- Faezeh Tabatabaeimanesh, College of Visual and Performing Arts, design
- Xiaoyan Zhang, Falk College, human development and family science