Congratulations to Santokh (Sam) Singh and Anthony Bellamy, winners of the 2017 Inspired Discoveries awards!
Sam's presentation on Narcissistic Behaviors and Social Media Usage won this year's research prize. Judges were greatly impressed with the research itself and his poise in presenting the results and agreed that his original research was worthy of publication in a scholarly journal.
Anthony's documentary video on UB's Second Chance Program won this year's creative prize. Judges praised Anthony for an incredibly professional product that will be immensely helpful in promoting the program to the public.
Both winners will receive a $500 award for their efforts.
Langsdale Library and the Helen P. Denit Honors Program thanks all the participants for what many judges and faculty believe was the best year of presentations in the eight years of the symposium. There was a breadth and depth to this year's submissions and a wide variety of research and creative topics. All the presenters did an amazing job and should be proud of their efforts.
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.