Showcase Maris Prizewinners Announced

Thank you to everyone who presented at or participated in Showcase on Tuesday.  The judges, after wrestling with some tough decisions in an excellent slate of presenters, have chosen the following as this year’s winners and runners-up.  Please join me in congratulating them for a job well done.

Dr. Kimberly Reiter

 

MARIS PRIZES 2021

ART AND DIGITAL ARTS PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

Runner-up: 

Jacob Woods, Audio Production for Procedural and Linear Environments

Maris Prize:

Grace Crandall, A Place You Want to Stay

 

JUNIOR MUSIC RECITALS

Runner-up:

Zária Graves, Viola

Maris Prize:

 Elené Okruashvili, Piano

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Runners-up:

Faith Belflower, A Declaration of the Ceramics Status from Craft to Fine Art

Grace Highsmith, Nudge Theory Implications on Voter Participation

Cheyanne Mills, Investigating TOR Pathway in Vanessa cardui Butterflies Treated with Rapamycin

Dante Jones, Testing the Einstein Equivalence Principle with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

Marie Domina, Mus musculus as an Intermediate Host of a Recently Introduced Snake Parasite in Florida, Raillietiella orientalis

Jordan Ogg, Amyloid-β-Induced chemotaxis behavior and neuronal morphology in transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans

Megan McLean, Inhibitors Influence on Hedgehog Signaling Pathway in Vanessa cardui Butterflies

Samuel Friedman, Exploring mean reversion in relation to quality of life, before, during, and after covid

Steven Kalicharan and Kiara Santiago, The Toxicity of Gender in Shakespeare and Its Performance in The Past is Prologue

Nelson Quezada-Herrera, Dismantling the Myth of Racial Progress in the United States Through Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

Maris Prize winners:

 Zevi Altus, Estimating Kurdish Population in Turkey: Population modeling with regression and Leslie matrices

Anna Baj, Investigating how a Single Point Mutation in FUS1 Alters Yeast Cell Fusion

Matis Fogel, Using Molecular Docking to Study Known SINE XPO1 Inhibitors and to Design Novel SINE XPO1 Inhibitors

Shmuel Fogel, Ethanol-based extracts from Alpinia zerumbet induce apoptosis in CLL cells

Alison Martin, Effects of Ibuprofen on Development of Axolotl Embryos

Tahira Perry, Impact of light availability and the mutualistic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacterium, Rhizobium, on above ground growth of Chamaecrista fasciculata

Jessica Matilszki, Selling Secondhand Concert Tickets: What is your Best Bet?

Aliya Cruise and Caleb Roberts, (ACT)ion: Combating Social Justice Issues Through Devised Theatre