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
Elon University junior Helen Meskhidze received a scholarship through the national Society of Physics Students.
Mary Rouse, a political science major from Charlotte, North Carolina, will study strategic narratives next year at Royal Holloway, University of London, as she works toward a graduate degree in media, power and public affairs.
Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston in March 2015 to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.
Elon Lumen Scholar Helen Meskhidze '16 and Associate Professor Anthony Crider each presented at a regional meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers at Wake Forest University from March 27-28.
Research by Elon University senior Kate Smith-Lin finds that citizens of Indonesia don’t necessarily save more money after a bank opens in rural areas, but they do change the way they save, making it easier to protect their families in times of crisis.
Elon University’s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement assisted senior Omolayo Ojo in her efforts to share why people from Senegal move to the United States, and what effect those moves have on families left behind.