The Honors Symposium Prize, sponsored by UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College, is awarded for outstanding papers submitted to the Symposium. In 2012, the prize, dedicated to the encouragement of high quality academic writing at UNCG, included monetary awards of $250, $150, and $100 in two categories: Arts & Humanities,
and Sciences & Professional Schools.
The Honors Symposium offers outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an academic conference with concurrent sessions. Each student presents a ten-minute paper, after which a faculty respondent offers commentary. In 2012, Symposium featured 44 student paper presentations, and this year
we were enjoying an equal number of exceptional presentations. Presentations were followed by a keynote speaker and reception, which further gave feedback to our presenters and helped them learn even more. Ananya Huria, who participated in this event and is a student from Business Administration program of the Department of Management, said after her presentation: “This event is definitely a great opportunity. In order to participate in this event and present our ideas, students should first get their paper selected, that kind of adds competition in it. During the preparation process, faculty members really encourage students to develop their own choices and own ideas , ideas that we are passionate about, and then provide us with full guidance. I really would like to say this event help build my presentation skills and research skills that will be applied to my future study and research, and eventually help lead to a successful job.”