Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, The Third United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Student Research Competition (UGSRC – 2015) was held on May 21st, 2015 at Abu Dhabi University. Over 200 teams of students participated in this competition from 23 universities across the UAE, divided into Education, Psychology, Sociology, PR and mass communications, Mathematics, Health Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Information technology tracks.
After a rigorous review process, 12 submissions from Middlesex University Dubai students (teams) participated in the event. Each student (or team) was required to go through a lengthy submission process that included the acceptance of an initial abstract and then a completed research paper up to 10,000 words. These consisted of 5 teams from IT, 5 from Psychology, 1 from media and 1 from Social Science programs.
All students performed extremely well and received commendations from the judges. Jennifer Osayawe Atu, won the first place in the Social science category, awarded AED 5000. She presented her graduation project titled: The role of globalilzation, information and risk perception on global health security: a case study of Ebola, mentored by Dr. Cody Paris and Dr Belisa Marochi.
Each of the student participants were nominated by a faculty member because of their outstanding research work. The full list of participants is as follows:
The student participation was managed and coordinated by the Middlesex University Dubai student research sub-committee comprising of Dr. Fehmida Hussain, Dr. Tenia Kyriazi and Dr. Lynda Hyland. On the day of the event, the students were guided and accompanied by Dr. Fehmida Hussain and Dr. Lynda Hyland. Students were provided feedback throughout the submission process and prior to the event, mock presentations were conducted by Dr. Fehmida, Dr. Lynda and Dr. Krishnadas. This is truly a testament to high quality research produced by our undergraduate students.