Friday, April 27, 2018
Congratulations to our winners of the 2018 Inspired Discoveries Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works, Casey Gunn (Research) and Adam Mizell, Nathan Dupree, Gary Keeler, and Chris Rizzo (Creative) with honorable mention Blessing Leonard (Research).
Casey Gunn’s research, Video Game Useage as a Relief for Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in College Students, explored the correlation between video game plan and symptoms of depression and anxiety. The team behind Horrific Halls designed and created a first-person horror game set in UB’s own Academic Center. Blessing Leonard’s research, UI Preferences for Programming Education, explored different displays provided by an instructional tool designed to assist students in learning programming languages.
We thank all of the participants in this year’s Inspired Discoveries; the symposium showcased the depth and breadth of the wonderful work of UB’s undergraduates!
Inspired Discoveries is a collaboration of Langsdale Library, the Helen P. Denit Honors Program, the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of the Provost. This symposium is part of an ongoing effort to recognize and encourage undergraduate research and other academic achievements.
Inspired Discoveries typically includes remarks from President Kurt Schmoke and Provost Darlene B. Smith, student presentations and poster sessions, and a luncheon with a keynote speaker. Student presentations may be in the form of poster sessions, exhibits, panel presentations or presented papers. Projects may include original research conducted individually or as a team or creative works such as video games or design projects.
Student presentations may be in the form of poster sessions, exhibits, panel presentations or presented papers. Projects may include original research conducted individually or as a team or creative works such as video games or creative writing pieces.
The sponsoring committee in conjunction with a group of faculty advisors will review and select participants for the symposium. The best project in both areas of research and creative works will receive up to a $500 scholarship and participants’ work will be featured in an online campus publication.