The prize is awarded every three years to “to honor living individuals whose work has significantly expanded knowledge of the causal significance of individual differences through advanced research, development, and/or application.”
How can undergraduates actually impact the communities around them? Mary K. Onchiri, a senior in the College of Liberal Arts, researched to what extent social-environmental factors indirectly impact the relationship between neighborhood and psychological distress.
What motivates people to start exercising? How can some people simply walk away from cigarettes, while others struggle? University of Minnesota’s professor Alex Rothman applies an experimental medicine approach to identify strategies to impact health-related behaviors.
Transfer student Lindsay Horejsi tried a number of jobs before deciding to go back to school. Read about her position as a research intern for the Center for Homicide Research and her post-graduation plans.
While in school at the University of Minnesota, Kirsten Alfaro worked as a mentor at the YMCA on campus. Now, the Y is recognizing her and 37 others who give back throughout the metro with what they call the “thrive” award.