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Three Engineering Students Win Undergraduate Research Recognition

College of Engineering undergraduates participated in this year’s Research, Creativity and Innovation Forum (RCIF). At the ceremony on April 4, 2017, Joseph W. Reda, BSBME ’18; Divya Sha, BSBME ’17; and Connor Verheyen, BSBME ’17 were recognized for their research.

Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach, the forum is designed to motivate students to engage in peer-reviewed research. Top winners were given awards, and all participants received certificates of participation. The research posters were on display for all students to admire.

The competition is open to University of Miami students from all disciplines and school years who have completed or are currently exploring topics of interest. Students are required to create an abstract of 250 words and a presentation poster detailing their studies. They also must give a 10-minute presentation to a panel of judges and answer questions about their research. Students are evaluated based on presentation style, significance, originality, methodology and presentation quality. Critiques from the judges offer students both insight on how to improve as well as inspiration to continue conducting research.

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