According to the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Science (FABBS), “the purpose of the Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards is to acknowledge and honor undergraduate student investigators who have conducted research of superior quality and broader societal impact.” Zhong won the award based on the strength of her Honors thesis: “The Effects of Anecdotes on Science Evidence Evaluation.” Audrey Michal and Priti Shah served as thesis mentors on the project.