DR. ATWELL

Honors Research in Humanities & Social Sciences

The Leonetti/O'Connell Honors Research in Humanities and Social Sciences Program offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to go beyond the scope of Marlborough's traditional curriculum, to design and pursue an original independent research project .

 

They do so under the mentorship of an academic expert in the field as well as Marlborough's Dean of Student Research. Recent mentors have come from research institutions around the country and the globe, including Harvard University, the World Bank, the London School of Economics, the University of Sydney, UCLA, and USC.

 

Honors Research students pursue their intellectual passions while gaining real-world experience as scholars, developing their critical writing, public speaking, and data analysis skills.

Alessandra '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Loss of Neuregulin-4/ErbB4 Signaling in Macrophages Promotes Colonic Inflammation

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

In vitro Efficacy Study of Compounds for Aging in the Adult Mammalian Brain

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Use of CRISPR Gene Editing to Study EWS-FLI1 Regulated Genes in Ewing Sarcoma

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Isabella '21

Political Science/Gender Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Isabella's prerecorded presentation here

View Isabella's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Catherine Atwell, Marlborough School

Next Steps: Next year, I plan to continue with honors research, but I intend to study rape from a more psychological perspective.

Cameron '20

Political Science

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Cameron's prerecorded presentation here

View Cameron's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Victoria Shineman, University of Pittsburgh

Next Steps: Next year, I will be studying Political Science or Public Policy at Stanford University.

Alessandra '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Loss of Neuregulin-4/ErbB4 Signaling in Macrophages Promotes Colonic Inflammation

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

In vitro Efficacy Study of Compounds for Aging in the Adult Mammalian Brain

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Use of CRISPR Gene Editing to Study EWS-FLI1 Regulated Genes in Ewing Sarcoma

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Isabella '21

Political Science/Gender Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Isabella's prerecorded presentation here

View Isabella's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Catherine Atwell, Marlborough School

Next Steps: Next year, I plan to continue with honors research, but I intend to study rape from a more psychological perspective.

Cameron '20

Political Science

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Cameron's prerecorded presentation here

View Cameron's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Victoria Shineman, University of Pittsburgh

Next Steps: Next year, I will be studying Political Science or Public Policy at Stanford University.

Research Projects