2016-2017 Award Recipients

Dr. James Cook pioneered a number of important research initiatives including a summer mathematics research program which provides students a summer research and publication opportunity.  Dr. Cook has mentored undergraduate students, many of whom have presented at local or national conferences.


Dr. Brianne Friberg has led many undergraduate psychology students into a deep and passionate engagement in the research process.  Her mentorship this past year resulted in 12 state (poster and paper) presentations and 8 national poster presentations including the following winners: Best Undergraduate Paper at the VA Psychological Association State Convention, and the national Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award.


Dr. Gary Isaacs has mentored undergraduate biology students for the past 8 years, many of whom have presented at the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS) Conference including past winners of multiple best oral and poster presentations.  Additionally, Dr. Isaacs mentored a student who received a monetary research award from VAS to conduct proposed research, and a team of students with a published manuscript.


Dr. David Snead has helped the History Major to become research intensive.  He has mentored students to win national research awards for six straight years and even more regional research awards including several first and second place oral and poster presentation winners, and one forthcoming undergraduate student publication.


Dr. Carrie Wilmouth has had a profound impact on the lives of many undergraduate psychology students.  She has mentored students who have presented at state and national conferences including the Society for Neuroscience’s national conference.  She has also mentored a student who was awarded a National Institutes of Health post-baccalaureate fellowship.