This award recognizes a student for their outstanding undergraduate honors thesis. Selection criteria include originality of research and demonstrated knowledge in the field of research. Submission of a draft thesis is permissible. A prize-winning thesis is well-written, well-organized, properly documented and theoretically sound.


  • 2014: Dan Hua (Economics) "The Birth fo New Currency: An Event Study Analysis of Bitcoin."
  • 2013: Bowen Dai (Economics)
  • 2012: Jocelyn Valencia
  • 2011: Steve Alcantar and Ahmad Qazi
  • 2010: Nicholas Plassaras
  • 2009: Sabrina Talukder (International Studies)
  • 2008: Mark Hiroshi Sueyoshi
  • 2007: Namanh Vu Hoang and Garric Nahapetian

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