Psychology / Environmental Studies
Project title: Outdoor explorations with preschoolers: The role of nature experiences in young children’s psychological development and environmental awareness
Mentor: Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler
This semester, I wrote my Lumen/Honors thesis! My thesis includes an introduction, literature review, methods, extensive results, discussion, and appendices. My thesis included my results for all the children at the school, the parents, the teachers, and an in-depth case study of three children. Furthermore, I presented at Elon’s SURF day and traveled to Vancouver to present at the Global Summit on Childhood. Finally, I spent time preparing for my Honors thesis defense, which I successfully completed.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
Three Elon faculty members and a university Lumen Scholar shared their work at the 2014 American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Senior Thomas Lampl has used the university’s highest honor for undergraduate research and creative achievement to study a laboratory model that may help future doctors better understand the human body’s reaction to sepsis.
Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.
Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation.
Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.
Recent Elon University graduate Sarah Holland's study of Christian complicity in the evils of Nazi Germany shed light on the way people of faith can be led astray by leaders who exploit religious beliefs at the expense of marginalized populations.