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25 AUS students honored for research in awards ceremony
Sponsored by Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) and British Petroleum (BP), the annual awards recognize the top undergraduate student research projects at AUS. Winners of the 2011-2012 academic year awards were chosen by a faculty committee, which evaluated each project according to communication and presentation, completeness of application, depth of research and investigation, and innovation as well as creativity. The ceremony was organized by the AUS Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
"The 25 students honored here this evening have shown themselves to be capable of advancing the university's research program in myriad ways. They have applied themselves to single-minded inquiry in their chosen fields, and their dedication has won them our recognition and applause tonight," said Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, Provost. "I would also like to express my particular thanks to the fourteen faculty members who guided the winners throughout their projects and to the eight members of the evaluation committee for their time and expertise," he added.
Dr. Gautam Sen, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies congratulated the winning students, "who will be the future leaders in research." He also expressed pride in such initiative, sharing various sectors of the community in encouraging research. "This is one of the happiest occasions that we celebrate. Here, the best and brightest are honored for their contributions to research in their respective fields. I also want to thank the committees that put so much time and effort into selecting the projects," said Dr. Sen. He also thanked SIB and BP for their continued commitment.