Cross-College Award

The Cross-College Award has been discontinued as of 2019. The award supported team-based research projects made up of students from different colleges. 

Previous Awardees:

Spring 2019:

Olivia Etienne (CAS Biology and Molecular Biology), Joshua Pei (CAS Computer Science), Rachel Peng (CAS Computer Science), and Rotceh Vazquez-Guzman (SED Deaf Studies)

  • Project Title: Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 4
  • Mentors: Amy Lieberman (SED Deaf Studies) and David Sullivan (CAS Computer Science)

Fall 2018:

Alexandra Mitchell (SED Mathematics Education), Rachel Peng (CAS Computer Science), Sreeja Keesara (CAS Computer Science), and Rotceh Vazquez-Guzman (SED Deaf Studies)

  • Project Title: Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 4
  • Mentors: Amy Lieberman (SED Deaf Studies) and David Sullivan (CAS Computer Science)

Summer 2018:

Alexandra Mitchell (SED Mathematics Education), Olivia Etienne (CAS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Rotceh Vazquez-Guzman (SED Deaf Studies), and Kelly Zhang (CAS Computer Science)

  • Project Title: Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 3
  • Mentors: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies) and David Sullivan (CAS Computer Science)

Spring 2018:

Rebecca Bateman (SED Deaf Studies), Rebecca Barton (SED Deaf Studies), Lingyi Gu (CAS Computer Science), and Natalie Lee (CAS Computer Science)

  • Project Title: Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 3
  • Mentors: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies) and David Sullivan (CAS Computer Science)

Natalie Pienkowska (CAS Computer Science) and Fiona Whittington (COM Communication) 

  • Project Title: Gender Restricted Environments and Women in STEM: Factors That Influence Undergraduate Women’s Interest in STEM
  • Mentors: Abraham Matta (CAS Computer Science) and Michael Elasmar (COM Communication)

Fall 2017:

Rotceh Adlanyer Vasquez-Guzman (SED Deaf Studies), Rebecca Barton (SED Deaf Studies), Lingyi Gu (CAS Computer Science), and Natalie Lee (CAS Computer Science)

  • Project Title: Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age – Phase 2
  • Mentors: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies) and David Sullivan (CAS Computer Science)

Natalie Pienkowska (CAS Computer Science) and Fiona Whittington (COM Communication) 

  • Project Title: All-Female and Femme Non-binary Hackathons as a Solution to Gender Diversity in Tech
  • Mentors: Abraham Matta (CAS Computer Science) and Michael Elasmar (COM Communication)

Summer 2017:

Rebecca Bateman (SED Deaf Studies), Rebecca Barton (SED Deaf Studies), Lingyi Gu (CAS Computer Science), and Natalie Lee (CAS Computer Science)

  • Project Title: Sign Language First (“SL1”) Technology: Removing Historic Barriers to Online Content Access for Deaf Users in the Digital Age
  • Mentors: Robert Hoffmeister (SED Deaf Studies) and David Sullivan, (CAS Computer Science)

Julie Behar (SAR Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences) and Adrienne Sheh (CAS Psychology)

  • Project Title: Verb Knowledge in Adult ASL Learners
  • Mentors: Amy Lieberman (SED Deaf Studies) and Sudha Arunachalam (SAR Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences)

Sydney Lagueux (CAS Chemistry) and Vivian Pazmany (ENG Electrical Engineering)

  • Project Title: Raman Spectroscopy and Computational Modeling of Complexes of the forms [{Na(12C4)2}{PtM(SAc)4(NCS)}].acetone, [Pt(tpy)X][AuY2],  and {[Pt(tpy)X]2[AuX2]}+
  • Mentors: Linda Doerrer (CAS Chemistry) and Sahar Sharifzadeh (ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering)