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Rowan Webster

Rowan Webster

1st Place

Science, Engineering and Math, 2024

I realized that conducting research requires work and welcoming the unknown. There are always setbacks to be overcome, revisions to be done, ideas to be reevaluated, and connections to be discovered.”

— Rowan Webster

The Relationship Between Childhood
Adversity and Aging: Implications for Human Healthspans

Term paper for HDE 117: Longevity

Read Rowan’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Webster discusses how adverse childhood experiences can significantly shorten an individual’s lifespan, and the role of resilience in reducing negative health outcomes. She used a University Honors Program research guide created by librarian Melinda Livas to find key library databases to access scientific journal articles for her research.

In Her Own Words

Read Rowan’s reflective essay from her Lang Prize application.