Previous Winners

2009

  • Amanda Hanson, author
  • Thomas Lauderbaugh, instructor

Alternate Media: First Place: Maryland Therapeutic Riding Brochures.pdf

  • Kelly Kylis, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

  • Andrew R. Gipe, author
  • Thomas Lowderbaugh, instructor

  • Magnus Nilsson, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

  • Matthew Katz, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

2008


  • Benjamin Brown, author
  • Thomas Lowderbaugh, instructor

  • Rebecca Mahony and Ben Andreone, authors
  • Michelle Von Euw, instructor

Proposal: Tied for Second Place: Reviving the Client Base of Paperworks, Balloons and Gifts

  • Kara Baty and  Kevin Rose, authors
  • Rosalia A. Saklas, instructor

  • Imran Shamin, author
  • Mark Arnold, instructor

  • Aleksandr Gorhashev, author
  • Thom Haller, instructor

Technical Report: Third Place: Trees that Please: Phytoremediation Solutions

  • Mary Anne O'Leary, author
  • Connie Inukai, instructor

Alternate Media: First Place: RITIS Website Technical Manual

  • Shawn Hamill, author
  • Kelli Skinner, instructor

Alternate Media: Tied for Second Place: Revamping Hillel's The Jewish Terp Guide Mocked-Up Pamphlet

  • Rachel Tranen and Hillary Hirsch, authors
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

  • Liora Herman, author
  • Robin Earnest, instructor

  • David November, author
  • Willie Schatz, instructor

2007


  • Aparna Ramaseshan, Christie Walsh, authors
  • Edward Berlinkski, instructor

  • Frances Wang, author
  • Susan Keleher, instructor

Presentation in Alternate (New) Media: "Starting Out in 3d Studio Max" (Website)

  • John Dickerson, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

Manual and Elaborated Instruction: "Wire Maintenance Training Manual

  • Patricia O'Conner, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

Recommendation Report: "Student Central: Implementing a University of Maryland Online Student Portal System"

  • Clara Abdurazak, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

  • Rachel McCallister, author
  • John Chapin, instructor

2006


English 391: Advanced Composition/Argumentation

"Campus Speech Codes and the Univeristy System of Maryland"

  • Morgan Hubbard, author
  • Caroline Wilkins, instructor

"Wanted: Affordable Housing for Everyone

  • Allison Oroski, author
  • Mark Forrester, instructor

  • Joshua Kahn, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

English 393: Technical Writing

"Methods of Restoring Paint Branch Creek"

  • Leigh Arscott, Casey Jordan, authors
  • Allen Brizee, instructor

Creating a Positive No Child Left Behind Classroom Environment

  • Christine Kuntzman, Tara Sorrells, Marielle Simon, authors
  • Walter Knorr, instructor

"Hybrid Vehicles: Is Saving Money Really Worth the Price?"

  • Dale Cornette, author
  • Susanna Paul, instructor

English 394: Business Writing

"A State-of-the-Industry Report with Recommendations: Beyonce Brick and Mortar Pharmacies, the Age of Robotics"

  • Christine Kye, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

Microsoft Office document icon "University of Maryland HELP Center General Resource Guide"

  • Jessica Jordan, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

English 395: Writing in the Health Professions

"What Role, and by What Mechanism, Does Depression Play into the Occurence of and Mortality Due to Coronary Heart Disease? A Review."

  • Eileen Seage, author
  • Ed Berlinski, instructor

Alternate Media

"Aging Unmasked"

  • Swapnil Sharma, Siobhan Boyland, authors
  • Walter Knorr, instructor

2005


  • Brian Tam, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

English 392: Writing in the Legal Professions

"Single Parent? You're Not Alone!"

  • Bethany Windle, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

  • Annika Richard, Clarissa Queja, authors
  • Nicholas Allocca, instructor

PDF icon Micro Air Vehicle Component Comparison and Proposed Military Reconnaissance Design Implementation

PDF icon The Psychological Response of School-Age Children to the Cancer of a Brother or Sister: A Counselor's Guide to Helping Siblings Cope

PDF icon CancerCuriouspamphlet

  • Liz Braganza, Sarah Grabenstein, Chihiro Hirai, authors
  • Walter Knorr, instructor

English 394: Business Writing

"Proposal for Implementation of a Waste-Reduction Program in the College Park Towers"

  • Rebecca Levin, author
  • Clare Callaghan, instructor

"Improving Employee Retention at KPMG

  • IShari Sabolsky, author
  • Aletha Hendrickson, instructor

English 395: Writing in the Health Professions: The Oswald Prize

PDF icon Akts in Metastasis: A Review of the Role of Akt in Tumor Cell Migration

  • Ling Chen, author
  • Lynn Litterine, instructor

Top 10 Reasons to take a Professional Writing Class: A Student's Advice

  • Ling Chen, author

  • Sean Foster, David Jones, authors
  • Walter Knorr, instructor

Alternate Media: Website

A Crash Course in Marching Band

  • Philip Nathan, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

2004

English 391: Advanced Composition/ Argumentation

Local Voices-Global Visions: A Proposal to the Sophia Fund @ the Ms. FoundationPDF icon .pdf

  • Celeste Hernandez-Gerety, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

PDF icon Stemming the Flood of Chinese Peripherals Into the U.S. Markets-Computer Ethics.pdf

  • Abubaker Naim, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

English 392: Writing in the Legal Professions

PDF icon Improving the L-1 Visa Policy.pdf

  • Bernard Fu-See Ng, author
  • Willie Schatz, instructor

English 393:Technical Writing

"Creating Self-Sustaining Urban Forests in Maryland and Washington, D.C."

  • Megan Roop, James Craig, authors
  • Elbert Jones, instructor

"Proposal: Approval for the Development of S.A.F.E. Application"

  • Akilesh Muralidharan, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

English 394: Business Writing

Meals and More: Implementing Meal Plan Donation Programs

  • Nancy Cushing, Huldah Latchansingh, authors
  • Joe Gawel, instructor

PDF icon Feasibility of Improving Telephone Networks at UMCP

  • Aditya Narain, Ramnik Aulakh, authors
  • Joe Gawel, instructor

The Oswald Prize for English 395: Writing in the Health Professions

"Effect of Semen Extenders on Motility and Fertility of Cooled Equine Spermatozoa"

  • Jennifer O'Keeffe, author
  • Lynn Litterine, instructor

PDF icon A Review of the Efficacy and Side Effects of Antiresorptive Drugs

  • Mary Porteous, author
  • Lynn Litterine, instructor

Alternative Media: Web-based/Hypertext Document


"A Feasibility Study of Perl-Flavored Regular Expressions As a Search Interface in Google" 
See the document at http://www.pmatt.com/regex/

  • Jeffrey Stein, Matt Jennings, authors
  • Walter Knorr, instructor

Alternative Media: Pamphlet

PDF icon SARS Awareness Project

  • Sulagna Ghosh, Jack Chaiyupatumpa, authors
  • Walter Knorr, instructor

Alternative Media: Manual

PDF icon Landscape Guidelines

  • Mike Jones, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

Alternative Media: Short Paper

PDF icon How to Choose, Change & Tune Guitar Strings On a Fender Stratocaster

  • Nathan Siwak, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

Alternative Media: Website

"The Art of Origami" 
Visit the site at http://www.wam.umd.edu/~jxh

  • Jimmy He, author
  • Michael Winett, instructor

Helen's Choice Award

PDF icon Neighbors with Leathered Wings

  • George Maurice Harton, author
  • Bill FitzGerald, instructor

2003

The Grand Prize Winner (Sponsored by the Rotary Club of College Park)

PDF icon Recommendations for Improving Body Armor Worn by the Maryland State Police and the University of Maryland, College Park Department of Public Safety

  • Matthew Anderson, Angela Minahan, authors
  • Aletha Hendrickson, instructor

English 391 Winners

"Increased Cross-Cultural Exposure in American Private Jewish Day Schools"

  • Elie Teichman, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

PDF icon Where are Same-sex Parents in the First Grade Family Unit in Trumbull, Connecticut's Public Schools?

  • Sara Yessenow, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

"Life-Saving Liberation: A Proposal (Mental Health)"

  • Bonny Busch, author
  • Pam Gerhardt, instructor

English 393 Winners

"The Effectiveness of Graduated Licensing Programs in the U.S."

  • Marc Hirshenson, author
  • Sandy Morrison, instructor

"Genetic Modification Myths &Facts for the Aspiring Farmer (Pamphlet)"

  • Anne Catherwood, author
  • Walter Knorr, instructor

"Kid Search: (Proposal for a Search Engine on Children's Hospital Web site)"

  • Robert Stuntz, author
  • Stan Dambroski, instructor

English 394 Winners

PDF icon Recommendation for Improving Body Armor Worn by MD State Police & Campus

  • Matthew Anderson, Angela Minahan, authors
  • Aletha Hendrickson, instructor

PDF icon The Need for Increased Spanish-Language Education in Washington, D.C.

  • Amy Friend, author
  • Aletha Hendrickson, instructor

"Concussions and Second Impact Syndrome: Special Risks for Young Athletes in High Impact Sports"

  • David Amdur, author
  • MaryBeth Shea, instructor

English 395 Winners

The Oswald Prize: "Cardiac Resuscitation in Pre-Hospital and Hospital Settings: Treatments for Ventricular Fibrillation and Cardiac Arrest"

  • Holly Cummings, author
  • Lisa McCullough, instructor

PDF icon Crohn's Disease and Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis

  • Brandon Lebow, author
  • Edward Berlinski, instructor

2002

The Grand Prize Winner (Sponsored by the Rotary Club of College Park)

" Card Playing Task: An Approach to the Study of Antisocial Behaviors"

  • Marina Nikihinson, author
  • Lisa McCullough, instructor

English 391

PDF icon A Proposal to Add a New Clause to the American Society of Interior Designers' Code of Ethics

  • Meaghan O'Keefe, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

PDF icon The Jelliffe Collection: Cleveland's Neglected Art History

  • Kate Thurmer, author
  • Rosalia Saklas, instructor

PDF icon A Policy for Abolishing Draft Registration Within the United States

  • Katrina Martinez, Robert Geiger, Dana Boston, authors
  • Jim Laise, instructor

English 393

"Springhill Lake Elementary School Students' Math Underachievement"

  • Ericka Seckler, Yashar Gogerdchi, authors
  • Elbert Jones, instructor

"An Examination of Secondary Math Education in P.G. County Public Schools"

  • Tom Miller, Erum Ikranullah, author
  • Elbert Jones, instructor

"Providing Safety and Security in the North Campus Dormitories"

  • Kevin Blank, Daniel Kelly, Jeff Enama, authors
  • Jim Laise, instructor

English 394

" Reducing the Volume of Polystyrene Disposed of in Area Landfills"

  • Steve Marshall, Matt Gomez, authors
  • Jim Laise, instructor

"Recommendations for Improving Office Procedures at GEICO's Remittance Center"

  • Stephanie George, author
  • Aletha Hendrickson, instructor

English 395: The Oswald Prize 

"Card-Playing Task: An Approach to the Study of Antisocial Behaviors "

  • Marina Nikhinson, author
  • Lisa McCullough, instructor