Do you really have time for the Honors College?
One major misconception about the Honors College (HC) that discourages students from applying is the fear that their busy schedule and course rigor will consume them. So, let’s break this down a bit. In this blog post, we’ll delve a bit more into this frequently asked question and hopefully, debunk the fear that most students […]
A Family’s Well and the Human Impact of an Honors College Thesis
It was a family’s real-world issue with their well that inspired Julianne Robinson’s thesis project – and inspired one of the biggest lessons the honors ecological engineering major took from her research experience: the importance of human interaction. This was something her teachers and mentors had been telling her all along. “I had an engineering […]
A Market for Barnacles
In Spain, a plate of gooseneck barnacles will set you back more than the cost of a lobster dinner. Known as percebes, goosenecks “set the palate in ecstasy,” a Barcelona chef recently told a reporter. Nevertheless, Julia Bingham winced a little last spring when asked if she had ever tried the tube-shaped delicacies while she […]
Being the “Change Maker”
It does not take long to see the determination behind Jenna Wiegand’s wide smile. As she talks about the topics she is most enthusiastic about, finance and sustainability, it becomes clear that these are expressions of an underlying passion for global change. And in spring, 2014, Wiegand, a third-year Honors College and College of Business […]