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Undergraduate Researchers Display New Studies, Accept Awards at Recent Conference

ALBANY, NY. (May 3. 2016) — Nearly 50 undergraduates displayed posters or gave oral presentations spotlighting their research efforts, and 12 others received 2016 Presidential Undergraduate Research Awards at the 13th annual Undergraduate Research Conference, held April 29 in the Lecture Center Concourse.

UAlbany Presidential Undergraduate Research Winners 2016

2016 Presidential Undergraduate Research Award winners stand with Provost James Stellar and Research VP James Dias. The students are, front row, left to right, Tomer Burg, Emily Schlierer, Eliza Barach, Nicole Cardinale, Kaitlyn Bellettini and Anh (Ami) Minh Le; middle row, Zana Beck and Aisling Sive; back row, Brian Bollen, Troy Norton, Roi Ankawa and Kelsey Fleming.  

The 12 Presidential winners represented majors in psychology, economics, mathematics and statistics, English, atmospheric and environmental sciences, art and art history, biological sciences, political science, chemistry, criminal justice, and Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies.

As is tradition, the student presenters were more than happy to discuss their efforts with fellow students, faculty, alumni and other visitors to the event. The Conference was co-hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Honors College.

Vice President for Research James Dias was on hand to present the presidential awards, and those in attendance were welcomed by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James Stellar, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education Jeanette Altarriba, and Honors College Interim Dean Leslie Halpern.

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