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Hartnett Prize for Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience

Established in honor of Bill and Teresa Hartnett, who were strong proponents of undergraduate education, by their daughter, Professor of Psychology Mary Ann Foley, and awarded annually to a senior who conducts neuroscience research of outstanding quality.

Criteria:

During the spring semester, the NS director will solicit nominations from NS and NS-affiliated faculty. Each faculty member will be asked to provide a brief description of the nature of the research conducted by the student, as well as a rationale for why he/she thinks that the student should be considered a candidate for the award.

The NS director will then send the list of nominees to the NS and NS-affiliated faculty to see if any faculty members (other than the one who nominated the candidate) have any additional feedback for the NS steering committee regarding the nominees' research qualifications. Once all the information is gathered from the faculty, the NS steering committee will meet to discuss all nominees and will then recommend one nominee to receive the award. Quality of research conducted will be a primary determining factor in granting the award.  If the steering committee deems that none of the nominees meet the criteria outlined by the award, then the prize will not be awarded in that given year.

The director will forward the recommendation to all NS and NS-affiliated faculty and, as long as there are no objections, will then notify the Dean of Studies office of the winner (or lack thereof).

Previous winners of Hartnett Prize:

2013    Sarah Minney
2012    Samuel Brook
2011    Particia Sheehan
2010    Katherine Zappia
2009    Benjamin Chadwick
2008    Sean Nash
2007    Maya Rosen
2006    Aaron Zigelbaum
2005    Kate Shea
2004    Kristen Near

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