Winthrop University: Undergraduate Research - Resources - Awards



Disciplinary Research Awards

Each year, many Winthrop undergraduates are recognized by experts in their fields for excellence in research and creative activity. Partial lists of those awardees -- including all recognitions that are shared with the Undergraduate Research Office -- are linked below.

2020-2021 Disciplinary Research Awards (pdf - 27.8 MB)

2019-2020 Disciplinary Research Awards (pdf - 114 KB)

2018-2019 Disciplinary Research Awards (pdf - 704 KB)

2017-2018 Disciplinary Research Awards (pdf - 184 KB)

2016-2017 Disciplinary Research Awards (pdf - 465 KB)

2015-2016 Disciplinary Research Awards (pdf - 509 KB)

2014-2015 Disciplinary Research Awards (pdf - 493 KB)


Inez Bell Caskey Student Scholar Awards

Undergraduate researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible for the Inez Bell Caskey Student Scholar Awards. The funding for these awards was generously given in 2009 by Dr. Thomas Caskey in honor of his mother, who graduated from Winthrop University in 1930. The Caskey Awards are given each year in three categories: Humanities and Arts; Social Sciences; and Science and Mathematics. Award recipients are selected by a faculty committee in a highly competitive process. Winners are chosen based on the quality of their scholarship and the significance of the work to the students' disciplines.

    Humanities and Arts: Anna Sharpe
    Social Sciences: Katrina Gainey
    Science and Mathematics: Carlos Escoto-Diaz

    Humanities and Arts: Tea Franco
    Social Sciences: Kalea Young-Gibson
    Science and Mathematics: Sean Wechsler

    Humanities and Arts: Lauren Leonard
    Social Sciences: Sydney Strother
    Science and Mathematics: Cale Gaster

    Humanities and Arts: Kate Burt
    Social Sciences: Jessica Doscher
    Science and Mathematics: Colin Frazier

    Humanities and Arts: Addie Crawford
    Social Sciences: Krista Parenti
    Science and Mathematics: Davis Plasko

    Humanities and Arts: Eliza Wilcox
    Social Sciences: Emily Hokett
    Science and Mathematics: Olivia Manley

    Humanities and Arts: Carson Cope
    Social Sciences: Leah Brown
    Science and Mathematics: Sarah Wicks

    Humanities and Arts: Alexander Muller
    Social Sciences: Kayla Davis 
    Science and Mathematics: Emili Price

    Humanities and Arts: Joseph Giordano 
    Social Sciences: Brittney Black 
    Science and Mathematics: Hannah Swan 

    Humanities and Arts: Cayla Eagon 
    Social Sciences: Allison Howard 
    Science and Mathematics: Nicole Wesselschmidt

    Humanities and Arts: Dylan Phillips 
    Social Sciences: Lilah Campbell 
    Science and Mathematics: Lyndsey Powell 



Starting in 2021, students who participate in SOURCE have the chance to win an award from the Undergraduate Research Office. These winners are students that stood out among the judges and displayed great passion for their research, performance, or project. 

    Best in SOURCE Poster Presentation:Kristen Watson

    Best in Education/Exercise Science Poster Presentation: Kaitlin Milam

    Best in Social Science/Humanities Poster Presentation: Lydia Rodriguez

    Best in Science and Mathematics Poster Presentation: (Group) Hunter Cannon, Kathryne Courtney, Carlos Ecoto-Diaz, Joel Haley, Mackenzie Jenkins, Allysa Lewis, Caleb Meyerand, Dallas Nivens, Bryan Patterson, Alexis Ramirez, Jordan Rucker, Hallie Smith, Laela Walker, and Bethany Wise


    Best in SOURCE Oral Presentation: Carlos Escoto-Diaz

    Best in Social Sciences/Humanities Oral Presentation: Veronica Skubisz

    Best in Artist Talks: Jonathan Bolton

    Best in Sciences and Mathematics Oral Presentation: Eric Walters


    Best in SOURCE Performance: Taylor Jones

    Second Place for Performance: Madison Lapham

The Janice Chastain Houk Award for Undergraduate Research

The Janice Chastain Houk Award for Undergraduate Research was created in 2007 by her husband and sons to honor her life and memory. Two awards are presented annually, one to a Biology student and one to a Political Science student.

Janice Chastain Houk Endowed Fund

Last Updated: 11/22/22