Six students have won the 2002-03 Hoefer Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing. The prizes recognize "exceptional" work in Writing in the Major (WIM) courses and include a monetary award and a book, which is recommended by the student's instructor, featuring a "Hoefer Prize" bookplate and a calligraphic inscription of the student's name.
The awards were established in 1996 with gifts from Alan Hoefer and alumnus Kurt Hoefer, '87, through the auspices of the Hoefer Family Foundation. Students are nominated by staff and faculty who teach WIM courses. A selection committee judges the papers. The faculty members who taught the courses in which the students wrote their winning papers received Hoefer Faculty Partners awards.
Following is a list of the winners, their paper titles and their teachers (in parentheses):
(sum) Trevor Sutton, senior, history: "The Penitent's Pulpit: Alexander Radishchev and the French Enlightenment" (Nancy Kollmann, professor, Department of History)
(sum) José Mariano Resendiz, senior, management science and engineering: "La inmigración indocumentada: Un análisis desde tres perspectives" (Alice Miano, lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese)
(sum) Niki Carelli, junior, political science: "The Politics of Extremism: Wahhabism and the Second Chechen War" (James D. Fearon, professor, Department of Political Science)
(sum) Brian Faulk, junior, chemistry; Genevieve Guzmán, sophomore, undeclared; and Kristin Schleicher, sophomore, chemistry: "Determination of Phosphate Concentration in Sodas by Ion Chromatography" (Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science, Department of Chemistry) SR
Stanford Report, June 4, 2003