Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Student Conference award winners, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success!
Best Oral Presentation – Graduate Student went to Logan Middleton for his “Negotiating Writing, Literacy, and Gestural Language in the Context of Deafness.”
Best Multimedia Presentation – Graduate Student went to Emily Daniel for her “Yarn Crafting for Comfort: A Report on the Serious Leisure of the GSLIS Stitch and Bitch.”
Best Oral Presentation - Undergraduate went to Klariryn Karmazinas, Remy Kaskel, and Hannah Li for their “An Ethnography of Parkland College: Gauging Student Levels of Comfort and Approachability.”
Best Poster Presentation went to Alexandre Lourenco and Oi Lam Fung for their “Factors that Motivate UIUC Engineering Students in Their In-Class Performance.”
The above UIUC award winners receive a $25 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore; Parkland students receive cash awards in the amount of $25.
Beginning Spring 2015, students who present at the EUI spring student conference are also eligible for the Nancy A. Abelmann Outstanding Presentation award in the amount of $250, as part of Undergraduate Research Week. The award this year is being given to Ashni Gandhi, Jiayi, Li, Xingjian Sun, Junyi Tang, and Mindi Zhang, for their “The History of Chinese Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
We thank the Undergraduate Library Media Commons for their continuing support of our multimedia program, EUI's Executive Committee -- Professors Ellen Moodie and Merinda Hensley (UIUC) and Isabel Scarborough (Parkland), and our Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (formerly CITES Academic Technologies and Digital Media) partners for their ongoing technology and training support.
A very special thanks goes to Noelle Easterday and Chris Holmes-Singh, EUI and Office of Undergraduate Research’s graduate research assistants, for their hard work and support for the conference and our unit and programs more largely.
Congratulations to our Fall 2015 Student Conference award winners, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success!
The Ethnography of the University Initiative will hold its Fall 2015 Student Conference on Monday, December 7, 2015, in 126 LISB, 501 E. Daniels Street, on the UIUC campus. This event is open to the campus and community. EUI-affiliated courses are able to propose, research, present and publish their work (human subject research and archival) over the course of a semester. Drop in for a few panels or stay for the the whole event. Our program is available here.
Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Student Conference award winners, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success! Of note, this is the first year where Oak Park River Forest High School students came to present at the EUI Spring Conference, and one special recognition award was handed out to OPRFHS. Also, this year we inaugurated the Nancy A. Abelmann Award that recognizes an outstanding presentation by undergraduate students at EUI's Spring Conference as part of the UIUC campus Undergraduate Research Week. Awards were given as follows:
Best oral presentation went to Nagi Fujie, Yitong Pan, Bowen Song, Hsin-Lung Tsai and Zidian Zhang for "Rethinking International Student Integration: Examining the Purposes of US Higher Education for Diverse International Students."
An honorable mention for oral presentation went to Parkland College students Caleb Anderson, Devon Miller, and Logan Moore for "Cell Phones and the Intrapersonal Communication Bubble."
Best oral presentation went to Jessica Harless for "Aims of I-Connect: Purposes and Theoretical Underpinnings of UIUC’s First-Year Diversity Education Program."
Best poster presentation went to Jasmine Stallworth for "The Perceptions of the Community College Transfer Student Process to a Four-Year Institution."
All award winners received a $25 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore (Parkland’s honorable mention students each received a $10 Amazon gift card).
OAK PARK RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL:
Special recognition went to Ryan Blankemeir for his podcast "Racial Inequalities In Education."
NANCY A. ABELMANN AWARD:
This award, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research in the amount of $250, went to Grace Hall and Zach Nissen for “A Culture of Appropriation: Navigating Oppression and Authentic Identifies at the University of Illinois.”
We would like to especially thank Merinda Hensley for her continued support of and work with EUI and the support of the University Library for making the poster sessions possible, the Library/IT Student Fee Committee for their support of our multimedia program, and our CITES Academic Technologies and Digital Media partners for their ongoing technology and training support.
Special thanks also go to Oak Park River Forest High School teachers, Avi Lessing, Pete Hostrawser, Melinda Novotny and Tyrone Williams, for their work with their students and EUI, as well as UIUC Admissions Office staff Quintin Clay and Timmi Turley for their hard work in putting together a seamless campus visit for OPRHFS students and teachers.
Conference videos will be available soon on our website (as well as archived in IDEALS) for those students who granted intellectual property permission.