The Thesis Pitch, hosted by the Honors College, is a virtual competition, challenging undergraduates to “pitch” their research projects in an informative and engaging way in just three minutes or less. Each semester, the competition allows student presenters to share the value of their research in a variety of fields and strengthen their public speaking skills.
A panel of expert judges evaluated the presentations and awarded first place, valued at $150, and second place, valued at $75; our audience voted on the People’s Choice Award, valued at $50.
• Grace Dalton, English
“Gris-Gris and Ghosts: Trauma and Spirituality in Sing, Unburied, Sing”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jay Rajiva
• Davis Homrich, Interdisciplinary Studies (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
“Defensive Vandalism and the Samaritan Duty: When Uncivil Disobedience is Required”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew I. Cohen
• A’zure Latimer, Psychology
“Who You Callin’ ‘Respectable?’”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ciara Glover
• Nitheyaa Shree, Neuroscience
“Are You Flexible?: Let’s Talk About Reversal Learning Behaviors”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Angela Mabb
• Myah Vogt, Applied Linguistics and Spanish
“Monkey Math: Discrimination of Proportions by Capuchin and Rhesus Monkeys”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Beran
• Lynda Waku Kouomou, Chemistry
“Photodynamic Therapy: Exploring A New Approach to Cancer Treatment”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathryn B. Grant
Did you know?
The Honors Thesis Pitch is the culminating event for students across the university who are writing an Honors Thesis.
Any Georgia State undergraduate with a qualifying GPA can apply to write an Honors Thesis.
An Honors Thesis can come from a class project, study abroad or field studies—or they can come from an entirely fresh idea. To learn more, contact Research Program Coordinator Emily Buis using this form.