Introducing the New Stamps Scholars

Selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates based on academic engagement, intellectual curiosity, and strong preparation to pursue their academic passions

Congratulations to the new Stamps Scholars

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Spencer S. Allen, 2023 
Investigating the role communication plays in the spread of COVID-19
Faculty mentor: Jason Houle, Sociology

Amanda N. Calhoun, 2023
Biogenicity of stromatolites: Experimentation and computational analysis of biosedimentary structures
Faculty mentors: Justin Strauss and Akshay Mehra, Earth Sciences

Jessica R. Ferraioli, 2023
Water ethics: The valuation and governance of indigenous water resources in North America
Faculty mentor: David Plunkett, Philosophy

Emily A. Hester, 2023
Cold War public diplomacy: The analysis of U.S. and U.S.S.R. government-sponsored informational films and newsreels 
Faculty mentor: Mark Williams, Film

Katherine F. Lasonde, 2023
Quanta image sensor: the future of single photon detection
Faculty mentor: Eric Fossum, Engineering Sciences

Nicholas S. Mancini, 2023
The environmental factors that influence ESA candidate species listing decisions
Faculty mentors: Ross Jones and D.G. Webster, Environmental Studies

Theodore E. Press, 2023
Medicinal chemistry: studying SOD-1's link to ALS, Dementia, and Alzheimer's with ITC
Faculty mentor: Dean Wilcox, Chemistry

Vi N. Tran, 2023
Leveraging technology to increase financial literacy among low-income adults
Faculty mentors: Lorie Loeb, Computer Science and Erzo Luttmer, Economics

Ananya N. Vaidya, 2023
Taking the blackpill: Studying the creation of the incel
Faculty mentor: Melissa Zeiger, English

Daniel E. Westphal, 2023
A statistical analysis of microburst dependence on whistler mode chorus wave activity
Faculty mentor: Robyn Millan, Physics