Innovations 2006: The Student Award Winners

Posted: May 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

During the annual Innovations expo in April, 11 George Mason students won awards for their entries. The event features a collection of student projects ranging from science experiments to examples of writing and artwork.

This year’s winners included projects on how new college freshman students handle the demands of managing their course load and work and a look at the increase of positive organizational behaviors and attitudes that come with fairness in a performance evaluation.

Innovations is coordinated by the Student Technology Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center in the Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT).

Fay Huie and Innovations project
Faye Huie with her Innovations project display.
DoIT photo

The awards and winners were:

  • Provost’s Award for Originality and Creativity: “Glimmer” by Donald Phan, art and visual technology, and “Multimedia Applications in Dance” by Jason Obenshain, integrative studies.
  • DoIT Award for Best Use of Technology: “Tennis Ball Bot” by Marwan Ayash, Winai Khanijoun and Mounir Moutaouakil, electrical engineering; and Alex Kim, computer engineering.
  • Business Alliance of George Mason University Award for Most Effective Corporate Interaction: “Elizabeth House: Building a Self-Reliant Future, One Family at a Time” by Megan McClusky.
  • Student Activities Student’s Choice Award: “Remote Keyless Entry via Cell Phone” by Angad Chopra, Syed Soheb Rehman, Faisal Zaman and Sameer Aghera, electrical engineering. The project was for the senior design course for electrical engineering.
  • University Libraries Award for Best Research Project: “The Effects of Fairness Perceptions of Performance Appraisals on Organizational Behavior” by Andrea Gooden, individualized study.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Award for Best Technology Learning Tool: “Motivation and Self-Regulation among Working College Students” by Faye Huie, psychology.
  • University Life Award: “In/Security Blanket” by Megan White.

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