Students vie for top honors at Abington Undergraduate Research Fair


The Academic Libraries judging team honored these projects for excellence in information literacy:

Arts and Humanities Division

Beating Writer’s Block: How to Write a Story Based on Real Life by Samhita Chitturi. Pedagogical advisor: Linda Miller, eminent English teacher.

Science and Engineering Division

Detection and classification of defects on metal surfaces by Kseniia Gromova and Youxin Zhuo. Pedagogical Advisor: Vinayak Elangovan, Assistant Professor of Information Science and Technology and Computing.

Social Sciences Division

Autistic traits, alexithymia and facial emotion recognition of human faces and animated by Bridger Standiford. Academic Advisor: Kevin Hsu, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology.

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