Past Winners

 

Crerar

 

2014 winning papers

1st place
REM Sleep: The Enigma that Remains
By Elle Sullivan

2nd place
A History of Inconceivability
By Michael Begun

2nd place
Starting with the Man in the Mirror: Psychopathy, Mirror Neurons, and the Legal System
By Sydney Reitz

This year there was a tie for 2nd place.

2013

1st place
The Demise of the Ancient Maya: A Cautionary Tale?
By Chelsea Leu.

2nd place
Polychlorinated Biphenyls and the Remediation of the Hudson River

By Hannah Mark.

2012

1st place
Unidentified Flowering Objects: Science Education, Environmental Education, and the Mysteries of the Backyards
By Noah Weisz

2nd place
Devil Transmissible Facial Tumors
By Annie Wang

2011

1st place
Eating Like Cavemen
By Anna Griffith

2nd place
Radiation Dose and Cancer Risk from CT Scans
By Jeremy Bancroft Brown

2010

1st place
Karl Popper and Antarctic Ice: The Climate Debate and its Problems
By Peter Borah

2nd place
The Oceanic Acid Trip: Why CO2
By Michael Roytburd

2009

1st place
The discovery of the polymerase chain reaction: A scientific (and personal) journey
By Laura Felley

2nd place
Could Not the Race of Men Be Improved?
By Laurel K. Mylonas-Orwig

2008

1st place
Combating the Spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Question of Research and Public Reaction
By Laura Felley

2nd place
Sellout
By Conor Hughes

2007

1st place
Climate Change and Coral Bleaching
By Eric Chan

2nd place
Colliding Interests: The Future of Particle Physics
By Bihui Li

2006

1st place
The Survival of Science: What Scientists must do to defuse the evolution controversy
By Stephen Brusatte

2nd place
After Petroleum: The transition to a New Transportation Fuel Source
By Daniel Isaac Wolf

2005

1st place
Kin
By Bihui Li

2nd place
Engineers of our own Disaster: Dike Construction, Land Reclamation, and their Hidden Consequences
By Stephen Brusatte

2004

1st place
Craig Segall Lost Worlds: The Late Pleistocene Extinctions and the Modern Crisis

2nd place
Stephen Brusatte Continents Adrift and Sea-Floor Spreading: The Revolution of Plate Tectonics

 

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