Tallman Prize Winners
“The Tallman Prize in Honor of Professor William Provine” was endowed by Cornell Trustee Philip R. Reilly, (Cornell Class of ‘69) and celebrates Professor Provine’s dedication to the teaching of evolution and the history of science at Cornell by recognizing exceptional students in these areas. A cash prize of $500 each year was awarded to the student (or students) who wrote the best term paper for Professor Provine’s fall semester evolution course. Each year, the teaching assistants for the course, in consultation with Professor Provine, decided which paper will receive The Tallman Prize. From 2005 to 2008 two Tallman Prizes were awarded each year: one for the best “history/humanities” paper and one for the best “science/technology” paper. The Tallman Prize was discontinued in 2011 when Professor Provine retired.
The winners were: