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Awards

Sara Altman accepting the Ethics in Society Cook Prize

Sara Altman won the 2015-16 Ethics in Society Cook Prize.

Image by Christine Baker

The Undergraduate Honors Program in Ethics in Society grants two types of awards for outstanding theses: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education awards and an Ethics in Society Cook Prize. 

ETHICS IN SOCIETY COOK PRIZE: 

Every year, the Program awards The Lyle and Olive Cook prize for the best Ethics in Society honors thesis. This award acknowledges the most remarkable thesis which displays the interdisciplinary scholarship encouraged by the Program. Students who wish to be considered for the $400 prize must turn in a completed thesis by the May deadline.

2015-16 Cook Prize Winner

Sara Altman (Symbolic Systems) for her thesis "Autism, Neurodiversity and Difference." Rob Reich was her advisor. 

 

ROBERT M. GOLDEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE HUMANITIES / FIRESTONE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: 

Students who have completed excellent honors theses by May may be nominated for a Golden or Firestone Medals. The Firestone Medal is awarded to graduating students for honors projects in engineering and the social, physical and natural sciences. The Golden Medal is awarded to graduating students for honors projects in the humanities or creative projects in the arts.  These medals, which are accompanied by a cash award, are awarded to students in recognition of outstanding achievement.