2009 Student Prize winners
Juan Comas Prize: Lynn E. Copes of Arizona State University for “How and Why Do Humans Grow Thin Skulls? A Test of the Systemic Robusticity Hypothesis.”
Earnest A. Hooton Prize: David J. Green of George Washington University for “Factors Contributing to Hominoid Shoulder Morphology: Muscle Size, Ontogeny, and Behavior.” (Co-authors: Hamrick and Richmond).
Ales Hrdlika Prize: Adam D. Foster from the University of Arizona for “Muscle Force Production During Bent-knee, Bent-hip Walking in Humans.” (co-authors: Raichlen, Pontzer and Sockol)
Mildred Trotter Prize: Olga Panagiotopoulou from University of York for “Testing the Adaptive Significance of the Catarrhine Symphysis Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).” (co-author: Cobb).
Sherwood L. Washburn Prize: Amy Lu from Stony Brook University for “Natural Birth Control: Seasonal Increases in Fecal Progestins Affect Reproductive Function in Wild Female Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys (Trachypithecus phayrei).” (co-authors: Borries, Czekala and Beehner ).
The AAPA also awarded twenty-eight William S. Pollitzer Travel Awards this year, a three-fold increase from last year. We hope the number of these awards will continue to increase in future years. Winning essays for 2008 can be read on the AAPA web-site. The 2009 recipients are:
Mark Beary, University of Missouri; Jessica Brinkworth, City University of New York; Ryan Campbell, Southern Illinois University; Stephanie Child, University of Missouri; Lynn Copes, Arizona State University; James Cray, University of Pittsburgh; Kathryn Driscoll, University of Tennessee; Heather Garvin, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Lesley Gregoricka, Ohio State University; Nanda Grow, Texas A&M University; Emily Hammerl, University of Buffalo; Heather Hassel, Stony Brook University; Mary Kelaita, University of Michigan; Cassandra Koontz, Vanderbilt University; Britney Kyle, Ohio State University; Sarah Lacy, Washington University in St. Louis; Denise Liberton, Pennsylvania State University; Sara Lynch, University of Buffalo; Tracie McKinney, Ohio State University; Rachel Menegaz, University of Missouri; Katie Miller, Arizona State University; David Pappano, University of Michigan; Eleanna Prevedorou, Arizona State University; Ellen Quillen, Pennsylvania State University; Terrence Ritzman, Arizona State University; Elizabeth Rowe, Temple University; Anna Vick, University of Florida; Leslie Williams, Ohio State University.