The Sociology Capstone Award is given annually to recognize a Capstone project that demonstrates sound use of theory and sophisticated research design and methodology on a topic of sociological importance.
2011 Award Co-Recipients: Alan Baldwin & Reesha Jackson
Balwin's Title: "Groups and Social Capital Formation"
Jackson's Title: "Environmental and Social Capital Influences on Childhood Obesity"
2010 Award Recipient: Tra-Linn Scott
Title: "Trust and Reciprocity: The Social Capital of Runaways."
Tra-Linn also presented her research at the 2010 NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research) and at the 2010 Westminster Undergraduate Research Conference.
2009 Award Recipient: Damon Neal
Title: "Social Capital within a Total Institution."
2008 Award Recipient: Bethany South
Title: "The Effects of Dormitory Housing and First-Year Program on the Development of Undergraduates' Social Capital."
Bethany also presented her research at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in New York between February 22-24, 2008.