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Julianna Brutman
Neuroscience Student Publishes Honors Thesis
Honors College student and Goldwater Scholar Julianna Brutman majoring in Neuroscience has published the results of her Honors thesis in the peer-reviewed international journal Physiology & Behavior.
Nam Nguyen
Honors Student to Present at Conference
Nam Nguyen will present their abstract “How Studying Abroad Influences Cross-Cultural Communication Skills in Terms of Adaptability and Sensitivity?” at the 14th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference.

March 2018

Honors Students Notable Achievements

Honors College student Madeline Nichols is part of the WSU swimming team that has been recognized as a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All America Team for the fifth straight semester.

Honors College students Abagail Poelstra and Shi Min Tan both received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Abagail will study in Australia and Shi Min in Costa Roca.

Honors College student Matthew Winchell was selected for the prestigious Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program. Honors College students have represented WSU in this program every year since its inception – the only institution in the US to do so.

Honors College student Sterling Smith was awarded a prestigious DAAD RISE fellowship and will conduct research in physics this summer in Germany.

Honors College student Kainoa Torres will participate in the 37th Climate Reality Leadership Corp program in Mexico City.

Honors College student Julianna Brutman’s Honors thesis research was published in the peer-reviewed international journal Physiology & Behavior. The citation is: Brutman JN, Zhou X, Zhang Y, Michal J, Stark B, Jiang Z, Davis JF, “Mapping diet-induced alternative polyadenylation of hypothalamic transcripts in the obese rat.” Physiol Behav. 2018 Jan 31;188:173-180. Julianna’s thesis advisor was Professor Jon Davis.

Honors College Faculty Notable Achievements

Honors Council faculty members Denise Smart and Janessa Graves (Janessa is also an Honors Faculty Fellow) created a new graduate certificate in public health offered by the nursing college:

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