ARLINGTON - Five students from The University of Texas at Arlington will present research to peers
from six states during the Great Plains Honors Council’s annual meeting April
1-3 on this campus and the Arlington Hilton Hotel, 2401 East Lamar Blvd.
Ali Alam, Houda El Fakir, Kimberly Sams, Neri Sandoval and sophomore Yayu Hew
hope to gain further insight of their work through peer reviews and critiques.
They will join honors students from colleges in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas,
Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma in the exchange of original and scholarly ideas.
Great Plains Honors Council coordinates its activities with the National
Collegiate Honors Council to promote
the flow of information, ideas, fellowship and professional encouragement.
opportunity gives the students a leg up,” said Karl Petruso, dean of UT
Arlington’s Honors College. “These are supportive venues. Students will present
to others who have an interest in their work. It’s almost a rite of passage for
those who want to go on and do further graduate research.”
an English and history major, will receive the Dennis Boe Award for her work on
“Claiming Power and Agency: Medieval Women’s Self-Perceptions in
Fifteenth-Century Family Letters.” The Boe Award recognizes outstanding
scholarly work among undergraduate papers presented at the conference, and
includes a monetary prize and engraved plaque.
UT Arlington honors students reach their full potential is one of Petruso’s key
goals, but he also hopes hosting this year’s conference will provide an
opportunity to recruit other top-notch students from two-year institutions, who
are shopping for where they might go to finish a bachelor’s degree.
who come to this meeting are not only high achieving and have a good academic
record, they generally have something in mind as their next step,” Petruso said.
“They’re considering graduate school, medical school, careers in law or in
on campus, tours of UT Arlington’s new Engineering Research Building, Smart
Hospital and other labs will be provided to conference attendees.
is the second time in 10 years that UT Arlington has hosted the Great Plains
Honors Council conference. Visit www.greatplainshonors.com for more details.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of
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