Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, The Second United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Student Research Competition (UGSRC) was held on May 22nd, 2014 at Abu Dhabi University. Over 150 students participated in this competition from 21 universities across the UAE, divided into Education, Psychology, Sociology, PR and Mass Communications, Mathematics, Health Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Information Technology tracks.
Six teams from Middlesex University Dubai also participated at the event and out of the 6 papers that were submitted, 5 got accepted for presentations and 1 for a poster.
After a full day event of interesting presentation and poster sessions, 21 cash prizes were awarded, judged by panels of not only academics but also experts from the industry. Donya Saberi, mentored by Dr. Cody Paris won second place in the Sociology track whereas Deena Abdo, mentored by Dr. Cody Paris and Dr.Tenia Kyriazi secured the third place in the Business and Administration track.
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 student research sub-committee comprising of Dr. Fehmida Hussain, Dr. Jakob Pietschnig and Dr. Lynda Hyland. On the day of the event, the students were guided and accompanied by Dr. Fehmida Hussain and Dr. Tenia Kyriazi.