Congratulations to our Fall 2015 Student Conference award winners, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success! All awards are for undergraduate students, as we had no graduate student participants this semester.
Best Oral Presentation went to Stephanie Skora for “Scandalous!: On the Discourse of Scandal and the Queer Resistance of Students at UIUC.”
Honorable Mention -- Oral Presentation went to Kefei Wu for “How Students Pick Their Apartments: Factors and Analysis,” and Mu Li for “Chinese Gay Students’ Experiences of and Responses to Homophobia at UIUC."
Honorable Mention – Multimedia Presentation went to Stanley Godia and Tarren Adams “’Pick Up’: Basketball Culture at UIUC."
All award winners receive a $25 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore, with those receiving honorable mentions receiving a $10 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore.
Special thanks go to the Undergraduate Library Media Commons for their support of our multimedia program, EUI's Executive Committee -- Professors Ellen Moodie and Merinda Hensley (UIUC) and Isabel Scarborough (Parkland), our Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (formerly CITES Academic Technologies and Digital Media) partners for their ongoing technology and training support.
This year, we tried something a bit different. Rather than conference videos, photos of the conference will be up on our website through our “Spotlight” by January 19, 2016, as well as abstracts and summaries, powerpoint, Prezi, and multimedia presentations for those students who granted intellectual property permission.